Friday, May 24, 2013
Can you name even one small Midtown business that would be adversely impacted by a Wal-Mart? Swanky (or "janky") boutiques wouldn't. Artisan shops wouldn't. Bars and nightclubs wouldn't. Tattoo and piercing places wouldn't. Ethnic eateries and specialized ethnic shops wouldn't be either.
And Safeway and Target aren't small.
And then they still locate out of the city, and Sacramento city proper becomes even more business improverished. And how are wages improved by *that*?
Meanwhile, the City of Sacramento has committed to a big stadium trinket, and that is going to take revenue. Lots of it.
Wrong. In 2005 Walmart DID want to put one Downtown:
And we will need that revenue to pay for this new arena at that.
That's right, sports fans and civic boosters, your stadium won't be cheap. You had better stop opposing any industry and commerce that wants to be in the City of Sacramento, from the little McDonald's in Oak Park to the Wal-Mart downtown, or wherever they want to go now that the downtown stadium is going to be there.
And no more Mickey Mouse plastic bag bans either.
You want a big city toy, you need big city revenue, without Left-topian expenditures.
Perhaps the "findings against them" are bogus anti-competitive measures?
And gee, don't "food deserts" count, if the proposed hypermart retailer sells groceries and produce?
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