I think Walmart will be a fantastic addition to the Empire Center, and to Burbank as a whole. The two letters published in the Saturday edition of the Leader (Mailbag, May 19), one expressing worries about the City Council selling out, and one fearful Walmart will change the very fabric of Burbank, are not concerns residents should use to prevent Walmart from becoming part of Burbank.
I don’t think the City Council has “sold out” residents by allowing Walmart to set up shop in the Empire Center. I think they’ve made a wise and wonderful decision. I can’t wait for Walmart to open its doors.
As to whether Walmart will change Burbank’s homey feel, utter hogwash.
Did Costco change Burbank’s quaint ambience? Does Target make residents want to flee to parts unknown?
Has anyone driven down Magnolia Boulevard lately? The number of store closures and “for rent” signs is nothing less than astonishing. Who will replace these businesses? When will it happen?