East Dallas Residents Lose Fight Against Big Box Sam’s Club, Say They’ve Only Just Begun

No to Sams at City hallI got to City hall for the tail end of it, but in enough time to learn that the Dallas plan commission did not agree to re-open debate on the controversial Sam’s Club down near Cityplace, called East Village. Channel 8’s David Schecter was there and has all the details. A few members were sympathetic and even voiced concern that the notification process had been flawed. One member voted against Sam’s: Gabrielle Soto. J.L. Forke was there, along with several concerned Realtors. The neighbors vow to continue and have not ruled out possible legal action. Here’s part of what leader Jonas Parks, the Accidental Activist, posted on his group’s Facebook site:

“(I am saddened by)… our failure to secure the public hearing, but for lack of care the commissioners showed today and for lack of consideration of the citizens they were supposed to serve and to advocate. Having learnt from this, We are going to rise stronger, more organize and go all the way to show them together we are mightier than them.”

One other member sitting at the table had some words, too, and we will have more on that very soon.