Wal-Mart trying upscale move at new store in Texas

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is opening a store in Texas to test whether customers will fill their shopping carts with pricey imported cheeses, vintage wines and trendy clothes along with paper towels and pet food."> ...
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RaiderAlum

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Mar 22, 2006
 
The first "upscale" Walmart is going to be in Plano. Who woulda thunkit?
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Mar 22, 2006
 
what the hell is in plano . just plano plano
AlsoRaiderAlum

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Mar 23, 2006
 
I was born & raised in WF & have lived in Plano for the past 18 years. I can give you several million reasons why it is in Plano & not WF. I'm not trying to be snooty, I really do like WF & my mother still lives there. Just being honest.
Middleagedman

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Mar 23, 2006
 
Well for someone who wasn't trying to be snooty, you did a heck of an imitation.
Mike Korik

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Mar 23, 2006
 
Isn't saying "upscale walmart" an oxymoron?

Kinda like saying "drug free plano"?
KenV

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Mar 25, 2006
 
Last year H. Lee whined that nearly 40% of Wal-Mart customers don't have checking accounts,an indication of poverty. Bentonville can put in all the faux wood floors and "pricey" gourmet items they want, but I don't think upscale folks will voluntarily rub elbows with the average Wal-Mart shopper, even in Plano.
Yankee

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Apr 13, 2006
 
A friend of mine dropped by there and said there was a 500.00 bottle of wine and a sushi bar. Outside of that, its still a Walmart
Armstrong

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May 2, 2006
 
My sister shops there all the time now, she loves it.
parlo

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May 5, 2006
 
An upscale Walmart. Talk about an oxymoron.
Gorilla

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May 26, 2006
 
A five hundred dollar bottle of wine at Walmart may be the first sign of the apocolypse.
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Jun 1, 2006
 
Gorilla wrote:
A five hundred dollar bottle of wine at Walmart may be the first sign of the apocolypse.
LOL
RiderAlum

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Jun 5, 2006
 
and they're building a 3rd SuperCenter at the corner of Professional Dr. and Hwy. 79, between Sutherlands and the Highland Oaks Apts.
Renee Kitchens

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Jun 12, 2006
 
If they're trying an upscale store to attract upscale shoppers, they'd better get upscale employees.
Klaatu Nikto

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Jun 12, 2006
 
Renee Kitchens wrote:
If they're trying an upscale store to attract upscale shoppers, they'd better get upscale employees.
(In loud, screaming tones)'Someone to housewares for customer assistance!''MOD to register two!'
Uninterested

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Jun 12, 2006
 
Gorilla wrote:
A five hundred dollar bottle of wine at Walmart may be the first sign of the apocolypse.
Hahahahaha touche.
Uninterested

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Jun 12, 2006
 
I feel like this move to put in an upscale Walmart will be moderately successful, but it will say nothing about Walmart. Rather, it will only reinforce the air of Southern pomp and arrogance that is present in North Dallas. I drive from Dallas to McKinney every morning for work, and I swear to God I see at least 3 Hummers every morning. Who needs a car that gets 8 feet to the gallon? I'll tell you who: the same type of people that will shop at hardwood floors, kiss-your-ass, upscale Walmart.
Tejana Siempre

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Jun 12, 2006
 
Ya'll are so funny. I really enjoy reading this thread.
Marie Lewis

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Jun 12, 2006
 
AlsoRaiderAlum wrote:
I was born & raised in WF & have lived in Plano for the past 18 years. I can give you several million reasons why it is in Plano & not WF. I'm not trying to be snooty, I really do like WF & my mother still lives there. Just being honest.
You are too funny because everyone knows Plano is fleeing the influx of Mexicans and drugs that have over taken Plano..Most of Plano are selling out and running farther away from the lives they left Dallas and other places to make..I would be willing to bet that if your house is not up for sale you live along side some of the golf courses
that are still out of reach for HUD...But don't worry you will be able to sell soon because all of your neighbors are running out on you.
Klaatu Nikto

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Jun 12, 2006
 
parlo wrote:
An upscale Walmart. Talk about an oxymoron.
Yeah, like 'rap music.'
Uninterested

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Jun 12, 2006
 
Marie Lewis wrote:
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You are too funny because everyone knows Plano is fleeing the influx of Mexicans and drugs that have over taken Plano..Most of Plano are selling out and running farther away from the lives they left Dallas and other places to make..I would be willing to bet that if your house is not up for sale you live along side some of the golf courses
that are still out of reach for HUD...But don't worry you will be able to sell soon because all of your neighbors are running out on you.
Actually, Marie, Plano is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation according to the data from this website:

http://www.city-data.com/top32.html

If you'll notice, Plano's neighbor, McKinney, is #1 on that list.

It is unfortunate for you that most of your arguments are just your uneducated and racist opinion, and are not based firmly on any sort of factual data to speak of.

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