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Walmart Stoops Low To Get Support For Baltimore Store

Walmart Stoops Low To Get Support For Proposed Baltimore Store

The Baltimore Citypaper recently introduced Baltimore residents to the mounting opposition for the Walmart/Lowes complex pitched for Remington (Big Box Backlash; Citizen groups oppose Remington development on several fronts).  The article states “the proposed development has incited a hydra-headed opposition” and lists 3 key opposition forces: A Facebook group entitled “Keep Wal-Mart Out of Remington“, Bmore Local, and Baltimore CAN.

Baltimore CAN is the latest and possibly largest group to join the fight against the proposed 25th Street Station big box development for the Remington neighborhood of Baltimore.  Baltimore CAN is currently comprised of 37 area groups including Progressive Maryland, West Baltimore Coalition, Canton Community Association, Bmore Local, Sierra Club Baltimore Branch, Edmondson Avenue Improvement Association, and BUILD among others.  On Thursday, August 5th at 5pm there will be a rally, lead by Bmore Local and Baltimore CAN, against the PUD (Planned Unit Development) for the proposed 25th Street Station development at city hall.

In recent days, Walmart, the anchor store for the proposed 25th Street Station, has created a site in support of the development in Remington.  On the pro-Walmart site they have a button labeled “Join Baltimore CAN” which leads you to a form where one is asked to “Please fill out the form below to sign up for updates from Walmart Baltimore.”  Of course you are not signing up for the real Baltimore CAN, but actually falling victim to Walmart’s sleazy tactic to get contact info from residents -supporters or not.

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Post Update: Since this post Walmart has replaced the Join Baltimore CAN button with Join Our Network.

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We always had heard how manipulative Wal-Mart was when they go after a development — in Chicago they paid low wage workers $100.00 to come to the city hearings wearing shirts that said they wanted Wal-Mart jobs. I wouldn’t put it past them to do something like this today at the Planning Commission hearing or at the city council hearings coming up this fall. We want SMART development for Baltimore — full time, living wage jobs, not lower prices in exchange for low wage jobs.

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