Skip to comments.Wal-Mart opens first two District stores [Elitists opposed it. Customers and employees love it.]
Posted on 12/19/2013 12:19:51 AM PST by grundle
The first Wal-Marts in the nations capital opened for business Wednesday, drawing a handful of protesters and many more customers, who lined up to buy discount groceries, electronics and household items.
I will never go to a Wal-Mart in Maryland again, said Pamela Scott Washington, 56, who pushed a cart with two tomatoes and a head of lettuce around the H Street NW store. I live in D.C., and thats where I want to shop. . . . Im going to be here at least three or four times a week, as often as I can.
Twenty-three thousand applications for about 800 jobs, said Senior Vice President Henry Jordan, manager of nearly 900 East Coast stores. You are the best of the best.
such benefits as reducing retail leakage to the suburbs and the number of food deserts.
Morally, I dont agree with Wal-Marts practices, she added. I wish they were different, but I am here, so maybe I am not a very moral person. In her cart were her children, 3-year-old Rotem and 1 -year-old Shahar, a pile of $1 Chobani yogurt cups, a stock of cheese slices and a pair of pink ballerina flats for Rotem. The trip was worth it just for those, Lisogorsky said of the hard-to find slippers.
Near the front of the Georgia Avenue store, shoppers loaded up on $2.50 pineapples and $1.98 cantaloupes in a neighborhood thats long relied on corner convenient stores, with their canned and frozen goods.
By lunchtime, there was a dent in a display of two-pound bags of kale and collard greens. And by evening, even the exotic fruit had been well picked over: Supplies of starfruit (50 cents each) and maradol papayas (88 cents a pound) were running low.
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Also, the very same elitists who complain about "food deserts" (areas where there are no supermarkets) are the same ones who try to prevent Wal-Mart from opening supermarkets!
I don’t get this whole thing about “Walmart’s practices.” What are they, and why are Communists against them?
Not everyone can afford Whole Food prices.
WalMart is non union. That is all.
“I wish they were different, but I am here, so maybe I am not a very moral person.”
The leftist propaganda machine is successfully demoralizing folks into submission.
Now that's the sign of an economy that's fixed.
“The first Wal-Marts in the nations capital opened for business Wednesday”...
Hope they hired a lot of armed guards. My guess the stores will be robbed, looted and then scrubbed (closed) in due time and moved to a safer location.
So that’s it? Because WalMart is non-union, Communists look at them with apoplexy?
I for one am shocked!
Malaria and Sharia can stop in on the way home from Sidwell Friends and pick up the Kwanzaa gifts for Mom & Dad.
Yep, as far as I can tell. Some say that they force out “Mom and Pop” shops but in this area of DC there were no Mom and Pop shops, so that argument just doesn’t fly.