Walmart’s proposed plan to expand their into a Supercenter, which would include the addition of a meat department, fresh produce, deli and bakery, has raised questions from community members on the environmental and economical impact the additional 40,000 square feet of sprawl would have on the city.
Since the City Council has tentatively scheduled a public hearing for Aug. 23 to discuss these concerns, we hit the streets to find out how Powegians feel about the proposed expansion.
Healthy competition, lower grocery prices, convenient shopping all in one place and the creation of more jobs were the common responses from those in favor of the idea.
On the other hand, those against the expansion feared it would put smaller shops out of business and create excess traffic and noise.
Click and watch what your neighbors had to say and then tell us how you feel about Poway’s Walmart becoming a Supercenter in the comments below.