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Wal-Mart draws massive opposition at DC hearing, doesn't even show up

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

Added: Dec-8-2010 Occurred On: Dec-6-2010
By: dcdirectactionnews
Citizen Journalism
Tags: Wal-Mart, DC
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