HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A new Walmart opened its doors in Northwest Harris County Wednesday morning, but not everyone is happy about it. Neighbors in the Copper Lakes subdivision say the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the 8700 block of Barker Cypress is too close for comfort.
"It has just really robbed the peace and joy of being in our own home," said Ashley Hughes.
Neighbors in the Copper Lakes subdivision say the Walmart Neighborhood Market in the 8700 block of Barker Cypress is too close for comfort. They're concerned about property values, privacy and noise and want the store to pay for and build a privacy wall.
"They've built this parking lot so that all these parking spaces are facing directly into our back windows and into our yards," said homeowner Justin Tubb.
Several neighbors put up signs on their fence facing Walmart expressing their frustration. Even using quotes from founder Sam Walton to get the store's attention.
"He said he wants to have satisfaction guaranteed that was the most important thing when he came up with Walmart we won't be satisfied unless we have a wall built," Hughes said.
The Copper Lakes Homeowner's Association president Marc Jones told Local 2 it is the responsibility of individual owners to maintain their fence, however he says he has been in talks with Walmart for several months on the residents' behalf.
In a statement late Wednesday, a Walmart spokesperson Ann Hatfield said, "We continue the process of working closely with them to address neighbors' questions and concerns."
?HOA president Jones said he has a meeting scheduled with Walmart on Thursday.