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@Rick E. "Walmart has stepped in to provide much needed jobs to many places across America." Yeah, while they pushed suppliers to send other, often better paying jobs to Mexico or the far East. And they did this while claiming to promote domestic sourcing back in the 80s/90s.

Missing here is the impact on the commercial landscape. The store on Georgia will do nothing to revive what has always been a neighborhood oriented business district and probably will suck out some of the local retail that's there. The NoMa store is very small and seems destined to have as little impact as the Harris Teeter seems to. The NY Ave store will have competition from Target and Costco; it will be interesting to see if any of them serve as magnets for other development.

Given that DC already has a Target and many other big boxes, and that many big boxes are close-by, even transit accessible in close-in 'burbs, I don't know that Wal-Mart

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