None of this seems to mean much to Wal-Mart. The corporate giant has pegged the Gig Harbor area as ripe for one of its stores (most certainly hoping to draw many customers from nearby Tacoma).
And so the people of Gig Harbor are left with two choices: to acquiesce, capitulate, give in, and allow Wal-Mart to rumble in with their 148,000-square foot complex and do what it will to the Local economy and community fabric... or to go into battle against the biggest, richest, most powerful retailer in the world. They made their choice. They will fight them tooth and nail. They are just one of many local communities fighting the big retailers, such as; Wal-Mart, K'Mart, Target, Tesco, Sainsbury's etc.