Tell Wal-Mart "We Don't Want you in Eureka Springs!"
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Wal-Mart Corporation

Tell Wal-Mart "We Don't Want you in Eureka Springs!"

    1. Jay WIlks
    2. Petition by

      Jay WIlks

      Eureka Springs, AR

An open letter from the Greater Community of Eureka Springs.

To all concerned public bodies,

We, the residents and business owners of Eureka Springs and the surrounding areas, ask you, our elected and appointed public representatives, to do everything necessary to prevent the proposed “Wal-Mart Express” Project from getting started.

While it is true that this store model is smaller than the corporation’s traditional stores, because it is such a new model, little is known about what the economic impact to the community would be. In the absence of this evidence, we must assume that the effect of such a store would be similar to that of the corporation’s effect in other communities that have other types of Wal-Mart stores in them. That impact is, in a best case scenario, neutral.

At the worst it will cost us in ways that we won’t see until it is much too late. In any scenario, it will cost us more of our identity as a small quaint town of unique little shops.

No concessions should be made, no compromise reached, no bribe of Sewer Mains considered. You should issue no permits, no licenses, consider no tax abatements or possible tax revenues. There is nothing this store can contribute to this community that we do not already have except to possibly give us one more thing to divide us further.

The response from our city leaders needs to be a loud, strong, resounding, “No.” A “No” that echoes through every street of our city.





Recent signatures


    1. Reached 250 signatures
    2. Thank You1

      Jay WIlks
      Petition Organizer

      We have 167 Signatures! Keep this going. I will make sure that all Eureka Springs City officials will receive this for the Next Step in the approval process of the proposed Wal-Mart Express.

    3. Reached 100 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • angela blount MARSHALL, NC
      • about 3 years ago

      i lived in eureka springs for 5 years and never once said to myself, self we need a wal-mart...berrryville has one, go there!

    • Cynthia Moore SHERWOOD, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      When I come to Eureka Springs - it's not to shop at Wal-Mart. It's to get away and see the unique small shops.

    • laura waters EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      I teach in Walmart-ville (Rogers-Bentonville) and have all due respect for the mega-company, but my hometown Eureka Springs does NOT need a Walmart that will certainly bankrupt our local grocery stores and shops as tourists spend their dollars in the all-too-familiar Walmart!!! Please...have a heart and a soul, Walmart, and leave Eureka alone!!!

    • tony bordonaro EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      there is no need financial gain to the town in tax revenues or otherwise... if the towns ambiance is further destroyed ....and people stop driving for hours and days to get to see it is a great town and doesnt need walmart !!!

    • Jo Crandall EUREKA SPRINGS, AR
      • about 3 years ago

      No! Please No. Eureka is so unique and wonderful. Walmart has to understand why they don't belong there. "it is challenging to find solace" as Janet VonFeldt stated. I don't wish any ill will for WalMart and the multitudes they provide jobs for. They just need to know they don't belong in Eureka and never will.


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