Some residents say a Wal-Mart super store is not welcome in Mercer County
Some angry residents in Mercer County say they won't rest until they force Wal-Mart officials to build one of its super stores somewhere else. Residents from Lawrence, Ewing and Trenton have banded together to fight Wal-Mart's application. Wal-Mart officials want to build on the property at the corner of Spruce and Arctic Parkway. The store would sit where two automotive companies are located, on the Lawrence and Ewing border. The "Lets Stop Wal-Mart" coalition says is a bad location, citing traffic congestion. Officials from Wal-Mart say the store will bring new jobs and economic growth to Mercer County. But some opponents say those jobs won't pay enough because Wal-Mart doesn't use union labor. The coalition brought its message to the front lawn of the Lawrence Municipal Building where the planning board was considering the application. After the rally, the protesters went inside and attended the meeting, which discussed technical details of the application.Members of the coalition say they will continue to move forward to stop the application. They'll be in the community handing out information over the weekend.