Letter: Grace-Marie Turner, Leesburg

Editor: I am a new resident of Loudoun County and am pleased that Walmart has made a significant investment in creating a new and much larger store for our growing county.  I felt that the front-page article about the opening of the new store (“Weighing the Impact of Walmart,” May 30) was unfair.

One of the reasons that Walmart moved is because so many pedestrians were dangerously crossing both Edwards Ferry Road and even the Leesburg Bypass to get to the old store. This was dangerous, and Walmart has likely saved lives by moving to the Compass Creek location. That part of their decision should have been mentioned in the article.

I am sure that Walmart also has worked with the town to provide better bus transportation to the new store.

Grace-Marie Turner, Leesburg

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