New Orleans Landmark Saved, But Wal-Mart Still Not Welcome

Date: 1 Oct 2001 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Fierce opposition from preservation and community groups has saved the last cotton press complex in the city of New Orleans from becoming a Wal-Mart parking lot. Now, building on this success, the groups hope to keep the proposed store out altogether. In July, the ironically named Historic Restoration Inc. (HRI) revealed plans to redevelop a 65-acre site along Tchoupitoulas Street in the heart of New Orleans. The proposal includes 1100 units of housing and a 203,000 square foot Wal-Mart supercenter. … Read More

Thousands Camp In Big Box Parking Lots

Date: 1 Oct 2001 | posted in: Retail | 1 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

Wal-Mart has become one of the nation’s largest campground operators. Every night thousands of recreational vehicles (RVs) set-up camp in Wal-Mart parking lots. The practice, which first began in the late 1980s, has grown rapidly in recent years. In places like Durango, Colorado and Anchorage, Alaska, Wal-Mart parking lots are jammed full of RVs night after night. Parking overnight at Wal-Mart is free, so campers save the $20 to $35 fee charged by traditional campgrounds.… Read More