Some Residents, Community Leaders Wary about Wal-Mart

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(Washington Informer) — The announcement that the nation’s largest retailer wants to set up four stores in the District has some residents and community leaders nervous about its presence in the city and its reputation. Wal-Mart, the nation’s largest discount department and warehouse store, said that it will build four stores in Washington, to be completed by 2012. The stores will be located at the intersection of New York and Bladensburg Road in Northeast, on New Jersey Avenue in Northwest, at the intersection of East Capitol and 58th Streets in Southeast, and at a former car dealership on Georgia Avenue in Northwest.

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