Nimby News!! Come on, it sounds like it will be a boutique Walmart lol.
Walmart grocery planned at Cole, Ustick in Boise
By Audrey Dutton — firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 10:02am on Mar 13, 2012; Modified: 9:16pm on Mar 13, 2012
The Walmart Neighborhood Market store in the Cole Village Shopping Center would be the Boise debut of the concept, which Walmart launched in 1998.
At about 44,000 square feet, the store will stock grocery-store fare and some supermarket staples like pet supplies. It will have a one-hour photo center and a drive-through pharmacy.
But not everyone is pleased.
“I’m concerned that if we want to ... patronize those businesses that are there now, we’ll have to get in our vehicles” because those smaller businesses will move, said Bob Mayer, who lives near the shopping center.
Mayer said he worries the store will bring more traffic and parking needs.
“I just think it’s going to destroy the whole character of the neighborhood in general,” Mayer said
and more Nimbyness
Loggers Creek neighbors at loggerheads with developer in Boise
By SANDRA FORESTER — email@example.com
Posted: 12:00am on Mar 10, 2012
Former Boise State football coach Dan Hawkins talks with neighbors in his backyard about plans for an apartment development on ParkCenter Boulevard across Loggers Creek from his home. Some neighbors are upset with the project, saying it would ruin the character of the neighborhood, which consists mainly of single-family homes on larger lots. JOE JASZEWSKI — Photo by Joe Jaszewski