Controversy surrounding a proposed Bel Air Walmart began in 2011 when potential plans for a Route 924 and Plumtree Road location first came to the public's attention.
Some members of the community have voiced their disapproval of Walmart's proposed move from Abingdon to the Bel Air location both verbally and in writing. There are also some who are pleased about the change.
Elizabeth Cox, who lives in the Bright Oaks neighborhood not far from the proposed Walmart site, submitted a letter to the editor outlining her support of the new Walmart.
"I am a single mother, who cannot afford shopping in the higher-end stores. I work very long hours and will greatly benefit by having a Super Center that not only offers me everything I could need at much more affordable prices, but it will be so close to home that I will greatly appreciate the convenience when I’m coming home late at night and still need to ‘stop at the store,'" Cox wrote.
See the full copy of Cox's letter attached to this post