On Dec 7, Pearl Harbor Day, over 100 residents listened as an invader threated to bring absolute devastation to Georgia Ave. Wal-Mart's rep didn't even show up as others trumpeted the "economic miracle" of Wal-Mart to a mostly outraged crowd.
Landowner Foulger-Pratt laid out plans for a Wal-Mart just 6 blocks from the Safeway, on a street traditionally known for small independant businesses. Wal-Mart's representative did not even bother to show up no doubt feeling, as did much of the room, that the plans are a "done deal."
This "community input" meeting came on the heels of an earlier meeting between Wal-Mart, ANC commissioners, landowner Foulger-Pratt, and Councilmember Bowser. Wal-Mart has stated they want to meet with the public ONLY in "small breakout groups," not in large groups where public outrage can build.
Opponents of Wal-Mart stressed that Wal-Mart may plan to "buil
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