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

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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


  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.

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    when can we have a leader that will help continue the urban fabric of our city rather than rely on outdated and failed suburban planning?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

  3. Remember this is in addition to the costco.