Thursday, February 24, 2005
Community Activism Prevents Wal-Mart from settling in Queens, New York City
This site was just one of the many blogs, community groups and business groups that protested the coming of Wal-Mart to New York City(See Feb. 11. 2005). The hard work has resulted in Wal-Mart abandoning plans for a new mega store in the Rego Park section of Queens. This is a battle won, but it doesn't necessarily mean the end of the war because Wal-Mart is looking at other places in other parts of the tri-state area(NY, NJ, Conn.) Wal-Mart was also rebuffed in Inglewood, California where just like in Queens a vigilant active combination of social and business groups reached out to the community and informed them that this type of enterprise is not in the community's best interest.