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Neighbors React on the New West Valley Wal-Mart

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YAKIMA, Wash.- It may look empty now but in a few years this lot will be transformed into a Wal-Mart, which is why some neighbors aren't too happy.

"The orchards, the beauty, now there's going to be concrete," said Joyce Horn who lives in West Valley.

Wal-Mart will be on the corner of 64th Avenue and Nob Hill Avenue and neighbors say this intersection could be a problem.

"Nob hill is kind of slow anyways, it goes down to one lane," said Maymie Winters, who lives blocks away from the new site.

"I worry it's going to be horrible and we're going to spend hours getting home on the weekends," said Horn.

For some neighbors the new Wal-Mart will mean more traffic on in the main roads, but for families that live next door to the new site, Wal-Mart will literally be in their back yards.

"I'm a little concerned it lowers house values since it's so close. I just hope it doesn't bring in any unwanted people," said Winters.

But neighbors admit to using the terrace heights Wal-Mart and say the new location could save them time and money.

"Wal-Mart does have its advantages," said Horn.

"The other's ones really far away and its a great place to shop," said Winters.

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