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The commercial condo housing Brightwood Bistro, one of not that many independent sit-down restaurants on Georgia Avenue, is for sale—-and advertising its spitting distance from the proposed Walmart as an amenity. Says the listing:

!!!Ground Floor Opportunity to purchase 3000 Square foot condominium unit with fully functioning restaurant in rapidly developing area. Within blocks of incoming Walmart & Walter Reed re-development. Title to property will also include a Bill of Sale for fixtures, equipment and furniture. Property has great frontage and visibility. Two garage parking spaces convey.

If Walmart were a disadvantage to a small business locating there, I doubt the owner would be using it as a selling point. In fact, it’s close enough to the new store that you could park for free in Walmart’s huge underground garage, and go get something to eat without ever entering the land of low prices.