REPURPOSING ONE MORE VACANT WALMART…

walmart cabinet factory I have no idea how many abandoned Walmarts there are around the country, but I'm betting that most, like building in Cleveland Heights where I used to live, still sit empty behind the cracked and weed filled parking lots. Occasionally, some enterprising company moves in and tries to partially undo the damage done by the Bentonvile Behemoth's predatory practices.
The former Walmart building east of Port Angeles has been approved to house an unnamed wood cabinet manufacturing business that will support up to 200 jobs. Clallam County Hearing Examiner pro-tem Lauren Erickson issued a conditional-use permit to Wal-Mart Stores Inc. last month. “The marketing of the property has a process,” Wal-Mart spokeswoman Delia Garcia said Friday in an interview. “There is a potential sale. We don't have a time frame.” Garcia would not name the cabinet-making company and declined further comment. Port Angeles engineer Steve Zenovic filed the application for a conditional-use permit on behalf of the retail giant. “My role was [to say], 'Here is what we want here, here's what we want to do,'” he said Friday.
I steamed past Port Angeles many times when I was home ported out of Bremerton, Washington back in the '70s. There are a lot of nice people there and I hope this works out for them. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

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