Proposed Wal-Mart Store, Good or Bad for Roseville?

Take our poll and leave your comments below.

After several months of hearings, modifications, challenges and delays, the proposed Wal-Mart Store for Roseville's Twin Lakes neighborhood won final plat approval earlier this month from the City Council.

The project has sparked controversy with opponents contending the new store doesn't comply with the city's comprehensive plan for the Twin Lakes area and will only generate traffic and congestion. But prroponents feel the project will help turn around a parcel of land that has been vacant and languishing for many years.

What do you think? Wll the arrival of a Wal-Mart store in Roseville be a good for the community? Or will it be a detriement? Take our poll and leave your comments.

As background, here are a few of the stories that Roseville Patch has had in recent months on the issue:

Ellen Vondrashek November 02, 2012 at 09:38 PM
I do not support the business practices of the Walmart Co and believe the store would not contribute to making that area a better place for the city of Roseville. I would much prefer a Costo store on that land.
Drake Anderson February 18, 2013 at 04:48 PM
If anyone needs to shop shop at a Wal Mart bad enough, they can make a 5-10 minute drive to either St Anthony or University & Snelling to do their shopping. Those stores are already competing for Roseville resident's disposible income
linda sina April 25, 2013 at 01:09 AM
I also do not care for their business practices--Why again was Costco turned down? something about being a big box store? I shop there and love it! Walmart NEVER!
Rose Mary May 08, 2013 at 03:04 PM
If a large box retail store had to set up, I'd much prefer Lowe's. At least then customers would be improving their homes and community. With a Wal-mart, I think we will have to say good bye to the small stores in the community. What a shame. An improvement to our community would have been to build a retail situation like West End, offering boutique and unique shopping options. Any town can host a Wal-mart. Our city leaders just put a nail in the city's coffin with this 'improvement' to Roseville.
Rose Mary May 08, 2013 at 03:07 PM
This is NOT a win for the city. I completely agree with Mary's comments above.


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