Petition against third Abilene Walmart circulating


ABILENE, Texas - An Abilene resident isn't particularly pleased about a third Walmart coming to town – and he's started a petition against it.

A petition is now circulating the internet on the website

The petition was started by Justin McBride, an Abilene resident. According to the website, McBride says he lives across the street from the proposed 150,000-square-foot Walmart Supercenter at Loop 322 and Oldham Lane.

Late last week, Walmart officials confirmed plans are for the new store to open during Spring 2016.

McBride wants other residents who are against the retailer coming to Abilene to sign the petition.

On, McBride writes: "I am writing this with intent of raising community awareness of this development and allowing residents such as myself and my neighbors an opportunity to voice their displeasure."

As of Tuesday morning, there were 80 signatures on the petition.

The new location is slightly north of Stripes Convenience Store and between Gateway Street and Oldham Lane on the east side of Loop 322.

Abilene's two other Walmart locations are off Hwy 351 and on Southwest Drive. The city also has a Sam's Club on its south side.

In case you're interested, here's the LINK to the petition.