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Will New DC Walmarts Go As Badly As This One In Chicago?

On days when our mayor isn't getting arrested for civil disobedience, the water cooler conversation usually touches on the new Walmarts coming to the city. There's been so much debate, it is hard to know what will actually happen once they open for business, but let's hope they don't go the same way as the one in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago. No one summed it up better than the project manager, Todd Kalesperis, when he said, "Wal-Mart is used to having a big open farm field in the suburbs to do what they need to do. Producing stores in inner cities is just a different ballgame." [Crains]