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Trinity Site redevelopment

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Keven Todd
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What sort or retail, restaurants, and entertainment venues would you most like to see for the Trinity Site?

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I too would like to avoid the

I too would like to avoid the giant that is wal-mart in the area. Would like to see some specialty beer shoppes? yes? :)
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I definitely would like to

I definitely would like to see more specialty shops in our town. I'm just sick of big corporations like Walmart taking over small shops. And if we don't have ANY shop left I might go in starvation mode because I will never buy at Walmart.

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Just Say No

Being on the outside looking in, I certainly hope the Chinese foreign exchange (ie Walmart) doesn't invade my beloved Los Alamos.

Not only would the residents get the opportunity to buy toys painted with lead-based paint, but everybody would look exactly the same as the choice of clothes offered is very limited.

Go look at anything offered at Wal-Mart. 95% of it is manufactured in China. Those tax dollars everybody talks about go primarily, not only out of county, but out of Country.

I do understand the flip-side is very tough. I never owned a small business in Los Alamos, but knew many people that did, or tried.

I do remember smaller chains being active when I was younger. TG&Y was the primary. I guess Target would be that market, and although much of their merchandise is also manufactured abroad, it's not nearly as much as Wal-Mart.

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I forgot to mention that I

I forgot to mention that I fully agree with you Sir.

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I am so sick and tired of

I am so sick and tired of these cheap low-quality Chinese goods from walmart that it gets me mad. There is definitely something wrong with our law system...

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Walmart is pretty evil and I

Walmart is pretty evil and I would avoid it if I were you. Great post by the way.
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Retail, restaurants,...

We need a Walmart! Otherwise, I will continue to do all of my shopping in Espanola and Santa Fe. While I don't make a special trip just to go to Walmart, it is a big draw--and while I'm there I go to Home Depot, Lowes, Best Buy, etc.

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Retail and Entertainment Venues

I hope you really care by asking the question. Los Alamos is not Telluride, CO. It's not Taos, it's not a quaint little town. MANY people in Los Alamos don't have a six figure income. MANY cannot afford to shop in this town. When you figure a can of soup regularly going for almost $4 at Smith's is less than $2 at Walmart, Borax is close to $5/$3 respectively, there's no comparison. I'd love to shop in quaint little stores with their cute little doodads, but it's too darned expensive! It's time Los Alamos realizes that they do have low-income residents, students (many without cars), one income families, homeless, etc. Include them. We have two Smith's grocers and a Coop who charge exorbitant prices. You can't buy a zipper in town - you have to go out of town. So you don't like Walmart. Walmart has zippers - Target doesn't. Both have reasonably priced clothing, school supplies, etc. Both would help the lower income residents and unemployed in this town. Think about it.

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Retail and Entertainment Venues

I hope you really care by asking the question. Los Alamos is not Telluride, CO. It's not Taos, it's not a quaint little town. MANY people in Los Alamos don't have a six figure income. MANY cannot afford to shop in this town. When you figure a can of soup regularly going for almost $4 at Smith's is less than $2 at Walmart, Borax is close to $5/$3 respectively, there's no comparison. I'd love to shop in quaint little stores with their cute little doodads, but it's too darned expensive! It's time Los Alamos realizes that they do have low-income residents, students (many without cars), one income families, homeless, etc. Include them. We have two Smith's grocers and a Coop who charge exorbitant prices. You can't buy a zipper in town - you have to go out of town. So you don't like Walmart. Walmart has zippers - Target doesn't. Both have reasonably priced clothing, school supplies, etc. Both would help the lower income residents and unemployed in this town. Think about it.

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I like our old fashion downtown

I've seen so many towns with their downtown wiped out by the big chains. I like our quaint, old-fashion, downtown. And the people who own and work at the downtown venues surely would like to keep their livlihood. I am willing to trade huge selection and rock bottom prices (due to importing everything from low wage countries) for a town with a vibrant downtown that is pleasant to walk in, pleasant to to shop in, and pleasant to live near. Lack of the big chains is one of my favorite things about LA.

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NO WALMART! NO!

I am ok with many new retailers,restaurants, and entertainment venues moving into Los Alamos. This has been a needed change for a long time.

BUT

I most strongly say no to Walmart. Walmarts have a consistent result on the area surrounding them. Crime WILL increase dramatically. Property values WILL drop dramatically. All small businesses in the area WILL go out of business because they can not compete with the buying power of Walmart. (This will be even more dramatic in Los Alamos were the rent these smaller businesses pay is already too high thanks to greedy landowners and the Labs being allowed outside of the fence in the past)

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We need a Walmart

Most of your comments are untrue. Most of the local businesses are gone or going out of business in LA anyway. Please stop with the attitude of we don't want that big selection and low prices! This is business, not social engineering. The whole Trinity Site project is a joke and drain on the taxpayers. If you think you can make a go of a business or 'entertainment venue' in LA then go for it and stop asking the taxpayers to subsidize fantasy wet dreams. Espanola got the Walmart years ago and they enjoy the tax receipts. We on the other hand got stuck paying for Trinity Site.

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Sorry DH

Sorry DH, but he is right. Walmart is known for those results. While this project maybe a joke and while Los Alamos needs lower prices and more choices but we do not need it at the costs that come with Walmart.

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Bring on Walmart

And what costs would that be? Taxes coming in to the county coffers? That would be good! Local businesses closing is already the norm so that's not an issue. Property values dropping? Too late on that also. So what are the costs and where is this documented other than rumor? Right now the plan as I understand it is we, the taxpayers, get to subsidize a super Smiths in addition to paying for all the warehouse moves. This means the plan for the residents is still to go to Espanola or Santa Fe for shopping! Bring on Walmart for real choice and value!

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i personally think a target,

i personally think a target, walmart, or even a trader joes would be great. i cannot tell you how many times a week i drive down "the hill" to get what i need. they say "shop local"...give us another store to shop at besides pricey CB Fox!

WendyM
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Please no "Smith's" of any type, they already have enough of a monopoly on our town.

I do not "buy" that no national retailer wants to come here. We are one of the most affluent counties in the country, based on per capita income. Los Alamos is visited by thousands of people everyday, by people coming to work at LANL. I do not think either the County nor the developers are working hard enough to attract national retail, like Target or Walmart. With all the money the County is spending these days, why can't the County hire someone to work on this problem exclusively? Think of the tax base! How many of us spend hundreds of dollars off the Hill each week ? The tax on that amount multiplied by all the families in town, would more than pay for someone to work on this problem.

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I agree - there are plenty of

I agree - there are plenty of retail companies that would be happy to come here - even if Target or Walmart will not due to the size of our market - there are plenty of retailers that targer smaller communities. Why are we not pursueing some of those chains?

And I always wondered why there is not a Perkins, Village Inn, Big Boy, IHOP, etc. one of those type of restaurants here?

I would like to see an Indian restaurant here.

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