Thursday, June 7, 2007

Aldi update...

Apparently not everyone is happy with an Aldi on McKnight Road. A visitor to McKnight Journal's Web site wrote this:

Northway Mall's decision to offer a lease to Aldi is one Ross Township residents should be concerned about. Historically, Aldi has placed itself in less-than-desired communities. The hype of this being a prototype store is just that -- hype.

They'll still sell the same garbage all their other stores sell. It will not be an asset to this community. Northway Mall will reap what they sow. Hopefully, they've increased their mall security budget. Aldi = bad news for Ross Township.

NORTHWAY MALL AND ROSS TOWNSHIP SHOULD AIM HIGHER.

So, my fellow Tattlers not everyone is pleased with this development. However, I still believe it fits in with the other merchants at Shoppes at Northway. That post just seems a little too "gloom and doom" to me.

What do you think?

Working to keep you posted...

10 comments:

Paul said...

We moved out of the city to the north hills (Shaler specifically) not long ago and we're already starting to see some of the same crap that caused us to move appearing out here as well. James Burn's dirty politics, his efforts to fill Millvale with section 8 housing and low income voters sympathetic to his big government agenda and in the process poison the social environment. Patronage scams like Girty's sewer project, the emergance of mega dollar stores and now Aldi's ... Can an outbreak of check cashing and payday loan stores along McKnight be far off? I think not. I figure we got four years to get my daughter through school before it's been destroyed by the multi-cultural marxists and Afro-centric education proponents then we sell the house and move south to a nice clean red state just as the city sucks the north and east suburbs into the ever growing black hole of fiscal mismanagement, corruption, nepotism and patronage.

It amazes me that people in the north hills can't look right across the river and see the destruction wrought by the policies of people like James Burn, Jason Altmire, Luke Ravensthal and Dan Onorato and reject them instead they embrace these slack-jawed mouth breathers.

Regionalism - wooo-hoooo machine politics, poverty and despair for everyone!

Melanie said...

I'd take an Aldi store over a "nice clean red state" Walmart any day.

Paul said...

I agree with Paul. The urban creep that's been slowly moving northward seems to be accelerating. The activites of the Ross Commission look more and more like those of city governent everyday. Maybe Commission President Manzur should spend more time thinking about the groups of baggy-pantsed gangsta thugs that bus their way up to the shopping centers to roam around bothering the shoppers and less time worrying about dog parks.

Thankfully county Democrats failed in their attempt to gerrymander Drozd out of his council seat like they did several others - Otherwise things would be a lot worse.

No matter though, like Paul said Burns and his crew are working furiously to fill Millvale, Etna and parts of Ross with section eighters so they can finishing wiping out what little remains of and opposition party in the county, so it's just a matter of time. We've already looking for property across the border in Amstrong County, Westinghouse, PPG and other major employers are moving their jobs to Bulter and surrounding counties because they know what's coming as well.

Paul said...

Why would you take an Aldi? Because like most dopes in this county you listen to what ever union propaganda they tell you to march to?

Bet you drive a Japanese car though.

They can build their tacky Aldi's and like most people we'll keep driving to the Mills to shop as the Super Walmart.

Melanie said...

I agree with Melanie.

Then again, I happen to be happy when I see black people in my community, including the family that just moved in down the street.

Paul said...

Ahhhh, why is the blogger thingy showing the same names for different posters? I happen to know the woman who responded to my post did so from a computer at Pitt and it showed up as beingng posted from me? And it looks like the same thing happened to the person who responded to Melanie.

Paul said...

Sorry but the race fall back is a cop out that stoop-dwellers use to defend their failed policies.

There's no race issue out here in Shaler and we're quite fine with the black, and indian and asian families that live in our neighborhood as well. The difference is that our families all have jobs, own their homes and have a vested interest in caring for their property and that of those around them. Unfortunately people like that don't tend vote for creeps like James Burn and Jason Altmire and so it's become in their interest to find ways to get as many of the thousand one scamsters who have an Escalade parked in front of their public housing into their districts.

These people have no interest in their communities and wreak havoc on everything around them. Their only concern is keeping politicians in power who will keep stealing from working people and turning over the cash to them.

North Hills is still a fairly nice place to live, but it won't be much longer if Burns, Onorato, Mazur and the local machine keep pursing the same policies that destroyed the city.

SirFuller said...

Keep in mind that plans have not yet been approved for the Aldi ... I'll let you know when Ross may be considering it.

Keep in mind it may be this Monday, I won't know for sure for a day or so....

Anonymous said...

Wow who knew that an Aldi's could cause so much drama? I personally would rather see an Aldi's over a Wal-Mart any day.

I live in Shaler and have been to the Aldi's on Route 8 maybe five times and I have never seen "gangsta thugs" there. I think we would see more "gangsta's" if a Wal -Mart was to open on McKnight.

SirFuller said...

I agree that Aldi does not attract "thugs." I've been to the Route 8 location once and all you really see are mostly senior citizens.