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Does Walmart in Chicago make sense?

Does Walmart in Chicago make sense?

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The Chicago Tribune offers some counter-programming to all the attention paid to protesters against a Walmart in Lakeview. From the editorial board:

When PetSmart and Cost Plus World Market moved into Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood, residents didn’t rise up in protest.

Now that Wal-Mart has announced plans to take over the site of those stores, everything’s different.

The nation’s biggest merchant gets a lot of heat for its workplace practices and opposition to unions. Don’t like Wal-Mart? Fine, don’t shop there.

Given the company’s modest proposal for a store greatly scaled down to fit the neighborhood, however, there’s no good reason to keep Wal-Mart out of Lakeview — only bad reasons.

Read more: Wal-Mart’s plans for stores across Chicago, including in Lakeview, make sense. –

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