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Wal-Mart pulls the plug

Wal-Mart pulls the plug

Local officials and Wal-Mart were all smiles when the ribbon was cut for the opening of the Neighborhood Market in Hillsboro Heights April 8. Nine months later, the corporate office announced it would be closing the Hillsboro store and numerous other Neighborhood Market facilities, regardless of profitability, on Jan. 28. Whether it?s called a Wal-Mart Express or a Wal-Mart Neigh??borhood […]

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A new era begins

? People who care about the future of our community will move forward with grace. A new economic era began last Wednes?day with the grand opening of the Wal-Mart Neigh?bor?hood Market in Hillsboro Heights. Few topics have generated more speculation and conversation over the past 12 months than the ?mystery business? that simultaneously generated fears and cheers when its identity […]

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Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

Wal-Mart opens its doors with ribbon-cutting

Store manager Brian Miller cuts the ceremonial ribbon as members of the Chamber and Wal-Mart store staff gather in support. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Love it or fear it, the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store opened its doors April 8 with a grand opening launch that drew about 100 people to its Hills?boro Heights location. Under a canopy of […]

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Mystery business’ dominated local conversation

Mystery business’ dominated local conversation

The unsolicited prospect of a Fortune 500 ?mystery business? coming to Hills?boro ignited not only months-long speculation about the identity by concern, but ignited debates once the identity became clear. In between, city leaders and organizations took on a variety of significant initiatives that were challenging, too, but with far fewer challenges from the public. January After four years without […]

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Work begins on Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro

Work begins on Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro

Work begins on Wal-Mart store in Hillsboro<p><p>Workers with Crossland Construction Co. Inc. resumed work Monday on the lot in the Hillsboro Heights development where the Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market will be located. The construction project began the previous week. Company officials have said that the store should open this spring, weather permitting. Don Ratzlaff / Free Press Workers with Crossland Construction […]

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Letters Oct. 1st

What is the truth about Wal-Mart? At the Aug. 19 Hillsboro City Council meeting, City Administrator Larry Paine explained three times to a roomful of business owners that Wal-Mart?s purchase contraction option would end Sept. 8, 20 days after the utility easement was vacated. Now the business owners have been told that Wal-Mart?s contract will not end until the last […]

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Council tables local proposal for Wal-Mart land

The Hillsboro City Coun?cil tabled action at its Sept. 23 special meeting regarding a contract it received to purchase property in Hillsboro Heights that is already under contract for the construction of a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market. The group submitting the contract was identified as United Partner?s, with local businessman Jon Hefley acting as the signer for the group. The desired […]

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Wal-Mart makes it official

The corporate announcement Thurs?day morning that Wal-Mart plans to build a Neigh?bor?hood Market in Hillsboro has generated continuing conversation via traditional and social media. The 12,000-foot store, to be located at 605 Orchard Drive in Hillsboro Heights, is expected to open in spring 2015. ?The new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Hillsboro will provide residents with a convenient option for their […]

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Let’s be clear about Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart isn?t our friend. It isn?t our buddy. It doesn?t care about Marion County. It sees us as a way to suck up more market share and that is all. I wrote an editorial about this a few weeks ago. I have been more than vocal about it when people ask my opinion. Joel Klaassen, former owner of the Hillsboro […]

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Wal-mart: a different animal

I wanted to weigh in on the Wal-Mart store (formerly the ?mystery busi?ness?) that is wanting to come to town and claim an even bigger market share than it already has. Truth is, its established super stores are losing sales year after year and need to find a way to take even more money in. Therefore, Wal-Mart has come here […]

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