United States of America

While shopping on Thursday, December 21, 2006 in our local Walmart Store located at 6830 Normandy Blvd, in Jacksonville, Florida, 32205, in their fabric department, I commented to one of the employees that I was so grateful and glad that Walmart provided such an affordable and well-stocked fabric department.

I was informed that soon after the 1'st of the year (2007) the fabric department was being closed. Dismayed and extremely upset, I spoke with the Assistant Manager on duty that day, and he verified that they had just received notification of the pending closure.


While shopping in the latter part of December, at the Yulee, Florida Walmart Super Center, located just outside of Fernandina Beach, Florida, we were informed by an employee that parties in the fabric department had been given information that a large number of pending closures/substanitial changes were coming to Walmart fabric departments across the country. This information did not come from a store manager and therefore could be construed as unreliable and hearsay. The only reason that we're passing it along is because in the event that it IS true, we feel it's valuable information with regard to our petition.

We, the undersigned, call on Walmart Corporate Headquarters not to carry through with their plans to discontinue the fabric departments that are slated for closure in Jacksonville, Florida, with particular regard to the Walmart Store located at 6830 Normandy Blvd, in Jacksonville, Florida, 32205.

The fabric department plays an integral role in the well-being of the consumer and the community. Thousands of lower-income consumers, who quilt and sew their clothing and home decorating items, utilize this particular location for all of their fabric needs, relying on the $1.00 a yard fabrics in particular, and the substantial array of fabric choices.

Consumers also travel from surrounding areas to the Normandy Blvd location to purchase from it's large, well-run, well-stocked, economical, knowledgeable and helpful fabric department. The fabric department is a service that makes a difference. Please sign this petition in the hopes that Walmart will put it's consumers needs first, realizing the loss that their customers will endure if this department is closed.

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The Save Wal-Mart's Fabric Department at Jacksonville, Florida petition to WALMART was written by Lauren and is in the category Business at GoPetition.