City Council to Debate Idea of Walmart in NYC

November 30, 2010  |  

(Crain’s) — With Walmart officials making it clear they intend to open stores in the five boroughs, the City Council has scheduled a hearing next month to review the impact the mega-retailer would have on small business and communities across the city.  The hearing, set for Dec. 14, has been titled “When Wal-Mart Comes to Town” and will offer a “historical and prospective view” of the Arkansas retail giant’s impact, according to a Council notice. It will be a joint hearing of the Small Business, Community Development and the Economic Development committees.

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