April 9, 2005

Riverhead is Already Full of Commerce!

WalMartFreeNYC must have a screw loose:

In danger of seeing their town ruined by the invasion of Wal-Mart, Riverhead residents are banding together to stop it. Not willing to stand for secret meetings and closed door dealings, they're fighting back to save their city. This ad is currently running to help combat Wal-Mart's backroom deal.
Town ruined? They've got to be kidding! Is this the best they can do?

Wal-Mart already has a smaller store in Riverhead. So does Target, Home Depot, KMart, Borders, Office Max, Best Buy, etc... Town residents fought them tooth and nail -- and lost!

Riverhead is also the home of a set 165 stores in a Tanger Factory Outlet. I know, because I spent several days in Riverhead just a month ago!

The idea that building a Wal-Mart will somehow destroy Riverhead, which has commerce busting forth on all sides, and is packed with cars on the weekend, is simply preposterous.

If there are (illegal?) secret meetings for Wal-Mart to build a Supercenter, then that's a different matter. But Wal-Mart will have a VERY hard time beating local prices for produce, since the #1 lowest price for groceries on Long Island can be found in Riverhead -- at Best Yet Market (formerly produce warehouse).

And check out Best Yet's Logo:

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Low Prices Always!

Posted by Kevin on April, 9 2005 at 07:49 AM