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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.


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


Show Your Support For Bmore Local
July 18, 2010, 8:03 pm
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Show Your Support For Bmore Local

Bmore Local Happy Hour

Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Windup Space
10 W. North Ave

Support Bmore Local and smart development in Baltimore. Join them for a happy hour event at the Windup Space on Tuesday 7/20. Learn what Bmore Local is doing about the 25th Street Station development. Find out what you can do to help and raise funds for the group simply by enjoying delicious happy hour cocktails!

A $5 donation will get you 5 $1 off coupons for cocktails!


Do You Have Concerns About The Proposed 25th Street Station Big Box Development

Do You Have Concerns About The Proposed 25th Street Station Big Box Development?

Bmore Local, a coalition for smarter development, will be on hand this weekend to meet with area residents who have concerns about the proposed 25th Street Station development project for Remington.

Tonight, Bmore Local, and their friends at Howl, are hosting a free outdoor screening of CNBC’s “The New Age Of Walmart”.  The event will begin at 7:30, with discussion hosted by Wake Up Walmart, followed promptly by the free screening of this must-see film.

On Sat. and Sun. the group will have a booth at the Charles Village Festival.  You can stop by and discuss your concerns, find out how you can get involved and sign a petition for the inclusion of their 13 Points in city legistlastion.

Meet Bmore Local at Free Film Screening

Meet Bmore Local at Free Film Screening

On April 19th Councilwoman Belinda Conaway introduced to the City Council a PUD (Planned Unit Development) for the proposed 25th Street Station Wal-Mart development project in downtown Baltimore.  This introduction of the PUD to City Council is the first step in getting the project approved for the required zoning changes.  Although these things generally take time to go through various committees and then hearings before they are approved, there is a lot of pressure from the developers to move this particular piece of legislation along quickly.

On Tuesday, April 27,2010 Bmore Local is holding a free film screening for Wal-Mart: The High Cost Of Low Prices at the 2640 Space in Charles Village. Come check out the film and discover what kind of an impact a Wal-Mart could have on your environment.  In addition, meet members of Bmore Local and learn how you can get involved in the group who opposes the proposed 25th Street Station Wal-Mart development as it currently stands.

Bmore Local is a coalition of residents, businesses and community leaders in Baltimore who have come together to promote smart development, good jobs and healthy neighborhoods in Baltimore City.