CHARLOTTE, NC — The idea of a new Wal-Mart going up in one Charlotte, NC, suburb is the cause of concern for some in the area, particularly a nearby automotive parts distributor.
According to a report in the Charlotte Observer, a hearing on an application to build the new Wal-Mart store lasted more than five hours on Tuesday. The hearing included extensive testimonies and cross-examination.
Wanda Miller owns Belmont Automotive Distributors, which is located near the new proposed outlet for the national retail giant. Miller testified that she was concerned that Wal-Mart would take away business from her shop.
“I believe I will lose business because I have competitors down the road,” she said. “I’ll just close. I’m just getting by now by the skin of my teeth.”
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