On the not-yet-completed Bluffton Walmart drawing criticism from neighbors:
"Mr. Walton, tear down this wall!"
People complain about anything and everything. You're offended by the wall? Maybe wait until it's finished and landscaping is done before crying. I'm offended by the cost of a daily work pass for the Crescent. Use the back gate so not to see the "wall" while waiting at the traffic light.
They should write a book "The complaints of SC people" to show how petty complaints are in SC!
There's no way that they're ever going to be able to cover up that monstrosity with hand planted vegetation. It should have been a huge red flag when they started ripping out all of the trees including many around the perimeter of the property. And putting the backside of the building facing 278 - what - is WalMart deliberately giving Bluffton's Design Review Board, and Bluffton's citizens the proverbial middle finger with that configuration? How many companies ever place their backside to a major highway like that? None, that's how many. I say wait till it's finished then require them to rip it all out and start over.
Bryan L Wheeler-Mastropole
Excellent timing on the article because now the building is beige. You can probably just change the headline to people complaining about beige and repost it.
Guess the younger generation doesn't mind the destruction of trees and foliage. "Pave everything because there's no time to take care of it with our oh so busy lives."
My two sons ages 6 and 8 literally gasped and got angry (then sad) when they saw all the trees got chopped down earlier in the construction. They said "But we need those trees! Are they going to plant some more since they killed the other trees?!" Let's hope Wally-World won't make me a liar.
Keiko Kay Yoshida Holton
I think this is going to be a mess both traffic-wise and total look. I can sure wait for this one to happen. Bluffton is no longer a state of mind. It's a mess.
It's not enough to simply vote: we need to keep an eye on our local politicians who are making decisions that impact our greater community, and become more active when we disagree with their decisions. We (citizens) were all asleep at the wheel for this one.
The same people complaining will be shopping there when it's done.
Nothing like looking at the back of a cinder block building as you pass through to the island. Not sure there will be enough landscaping to hide it at all.
Haha. While we're at it I would like to complain about the rusty piece of metal "art" when you first get onto the island!
Nothing much uglier than a Walmart type big box building. If you don't like them then don't shop there.
I just miss all of the trees, Bluffton is starting to seem so barren.
Can't stop progress but it doesn't mean we have to like it.
People can't find nothing better to complain about than a gray wall!
Another example of lack of planning. I think it's hard to have a good sense of humour about destroying the beauty of this area. There must be another way they could have built this.
It looks like a prison.
Karen Kowalczyk Wilson
Good grief people, it's not even done yet.
First world problems.
Stephanie Spurgeon Stephens
It's the lifestyles of the rich and famous darling!
It's not even finished! Stop your complaining.