January 7, 2005

Opposition to Queens, NY WM Heats Up

As we noted here, Wal-Mart wants to enter Queens by revamping a run-down site in Rego park. Well, some people will have none of that:

A group of labor leaders, small businesses and politicians gathered yesterday at New York City Hall to denounce Wal-Mart Stores' plan to build its first store in the city. The rally's participants accused H. Lee Scott Jr.'s giant chain of labor violations, unfair business practices and driving local competitors out of business.
The article notes that Target, Home Depot, and Costco are already in the area... In my mind, this means it will be EXTREMELY difficult to craft legal language to prevent WM from entering...

Posted by Kevin on January, 7 2005 at 11:02 AM