Our small area just got a Walmart. Am I thrilled, excited and couldn’t wait for it to open? No, but I have realized that there are at least a few departments that might have items I need that the local stores don’t carry.
There was an article in our paper about the Walmart opening and it stated it had a fabric department. I currently need some black cord elastic for a project and the local quilt stores don’t carry it. Last time I was in Michael’s (in the next town 30 minutes away, but already going there) they only had white so I didn’t buy any. My other choices are to wait until I am in that town again (30 minutes away) and go to JoAnn’s Fabric OR I could check to see if the local (less than 10 minutes away) Walmart has it.
So, on Monday morning I will check out the Walmart and hope they have what I need to finish my project.
From a grocery stand point I will continue to go to the local chains (one even operated by a family in Nevada) and shop their sale ads, use coupons (which get doubled) and interact with the friendly employees.
Right now Walmart’s parking lot is insane. I guess we will see if the novelty wears off in a month, but I would hate to deal with the crowds in the store and at the cashiers to go shopping at Walmart especially in the evening or on the weekend right now.
So, I hope having the Walmart in our area doesn’t hurt the current businesses and it is a welcome addition to town. We will see.
Later – H