April 4, 2012 —
In my opinion Grayson can do without a Walmart. Grayson has gotten along very well for many, many years without Walmart and my opinion is that Grayson can survive, grow and prosper for many more years to come without Walmart.
What can Walmart offer to people that cannot be found in Grayson? Is it groceries, tires, electronics, pharmacy products, appliances, fast food, a deli, eyeglasses, beauty salon services, books, gifts, toys, or photos services? Oil change, garden supply, hardware? The answer to the question is not one thing. In Grayson can be found anything that Walmart has to offer, along with friendly hometown service and customer concern. And if we must go to a Walmart, there’s one 20 minutes away at Cannonsburg.
My opinion also is that the civic leaders of our community along with the elected officials, and even our attorneys could do well to concentrate their efforts toward attracting other types of business to our community that would enhance our local commerce rather than cause Grayson to become another town where stores have been forced to close and vacant buildings become prominent. Such business as light manufacturing, warehousing or distribution centers might be considered.
I am aware that my opinion is one, just one. Only one. ONE. However, the opinions of a great many people in agreement just might have an influence on what takes place in our community. So I take this means to express my opinion and strongly encourage others to do the same.
Our pastor recently made the statement that greed pretty much controls every aspect of our society. My opinion is that he is right. It seems to be the greed of the “haves” and not the greed of the “have nots.” That’s my opinion. What’s yours?
April 4, 2012 —
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