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Walmart’s mounting a new offensive to gain entrance to New York City, but the stealth strategy won’t work there like in did in Washington D.C. The company has been nosing around New York for years now, only to be defeated by unions and skeptical politicians—but this time, it doesn’t intend to be denied, coming with its fresh veggies and 30,000-square-foot “neighborhood format” stores and getting the construction unions on board before going through public hearings next month.
Meanwhile, “a group of residents” is throwing up some opposition to the Ward 4 Walmart as well, in the form of a march this Thursday on Foulger-Pratt developer Dick Knapp‘s house in Woodley Park (easier than getting to Bentonville). A more moderate-sounding group calling itself Ward Four Thrives has surfaced as well.
I’m not putting their odds of success that high, but at least the appearance of a battle is better than nothing.