March 25, 2005

Tumwater and Yelm

The Olympian reports about anti-Supercenter activism in the Olympia, Washington region:

Residents fighting proposed Wal-Mart supercenters in Tumwater and Yelm have organized two public meetings next week.

Representatives of two opposition groups say they will ask for donations to hire lawyers to stop both stores.

The nation's largest retailer has proposed a 207,000-square-foot store at Littlerock Road. It also has proposed a 187,400-square-foot supercenter at state Route 507 and Grove Road in Yelm....

A Seattle spokesman for the company said Wal-Mart wants to build more South Sound stores to be more convenient for customers....

The Tumwater meeting Tuesday at Black Hills High School is a "coming out" for a group known as Tumwater Liveable Community, said Patrick Long, a member of the group.

Posted by Kevin on March, 25 2005 at 09:31 AM