Monday, July 05, 2010

? Wal-Mart mulling a location in Ward 5 ?

See this Fox 5 TV news story about the possibility of the site of the aborted Arbor Place mixed-use development project at Bladensburg & New York Avenue NE in Ward 5 being developed into a future Wal-Mart.


Wal-Mart Interested in Opening Store in DC
Updated: Monday,
05 Jul 2010, 6:21 PM EDT
Published : Monday, 05 Jul 2010, 6:20 PM EDT

By MELANIE ALNWICK/myfoxdc
melanie.alnwick @ foxtv.com
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/dc/wal-mart-interested-in-opening-store-in-dc-070510

Ward 5 Councilmember Harry Thomas Jr. is interviewed.

And see this Washington Post article:

Wal-Mart in negotiations to open D.C. store
By Jonathan O'Connell
Monday, July 5, 2010
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/02/AR2010070204912.html

3 comments:

  1. I hope not.

    Then again, I'm against big business, so screw Chipotle, McDonalds, and everything else about the 'new' Columbia Heights and the like.

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  2. i'm glad it's not at brentwood or mcmillan.
    it's interesting that vincent orange brought us the brentwood shopping center and tommy thomas is in on this deal.

    when can we have a leader that will help continue the urban fabric of our city rather than rely on outdated and failed suburban planning?

    but Marylanders have already decided that ny ave is a freeway, so maybe there isn't much hope.

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  3. Remember this is in addition to the costco.

    http://www.nbcwashington.com/around-town/shopping/Costco-Coming-to-DC-90733244.html

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