Group Pickets Pro-Walmart Developer’s D.C. Home
(Washington Examiner) — A group of about 25 people protesting Walmart’s imminent arrival in the District gathered Thursday night in Woodley Park by picketing the D.C. home of a developer who has publicly said he wants to open stores for the big-box giant in the city. Walmart announced in November that it is going to open four stores in the District, part of its national plan to expand beyond the rural and suburban markets it has come to dominate. The new urban model calls for smaller stores focusing on grocery items. The company says it plans to open the stores by 2012: two in Northwest, one in Northeast and one in Southeast.