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Wal-Mart opens first two District stores [Elitists opposed it. Customers and employees love it.]
Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2013 | Aaron C. Davis and Mike DeBonis

Posted on 12/19/2013 12:19:51 AM PST by grundle

The first Wal-Marts in the nation’s 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 that’s where I want to shop. . . . I’m 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 don’t agree with Wal-Mart’s 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 that’s 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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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: walmart
Elitists did everything they could to prevent these two Wal-Marts from opening, because they think that customers and employees are too stupid to make their own choices. Now that they are open, their customers and employees are quite happy with them. Always remember that elitists tried to stop these people from being happy.

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!

1 posted on 12/19/2013 12:19:51 AM PST by grundle
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To: grundle

I don’t get this whole thing about “Walmart’s practices.” What are they, and why are Communists against them?


2 posted on 12/19/2013 12:26:33 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: grundle

Not everyone can afford Whole Food prices.


3 posted on 12/19/2013 1:31:41 AM PST by RginTN
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To: wastedyears
I don’t get this whole thing about “Walmart’s practices.” What are they...

WalMart is non union. That is all.

4 posted on 12/19/2013 1:36:26 AM PST by Wingy
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To: grundle

“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.


5 posted on 12/19/2013 4:35:11 AM PST by fruser1
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Twenty-three thousand applications for about 800 jobs,”

Now that's the sign of an economy that's fixed.

6 posted on 12/19/2013 5:11:06 AM PST by mykroar (“We fight, get beat, rise, and fight again.” - Nathanael Greene)
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“The first Wal-Marts in the nation’s 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.


7 posted on 12/19/2013 5:22:58 AM PST by Progov
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To: Wingy

So that’s it? Because WalMart is non-union, Communists look at them with apoplexy?


8 posted on 12/19/2013 10:56:01 AM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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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.


9 posted on 12/19/2013 11:03:23 AM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: wastedyears

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.


10 posted on 12/19/2013 11:03:42 AM PST by Wingy
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