I wonder how many of those Wal-Mart shoppers opposed to the possibility of the company’s expansion into the city itself because of the effect on the mom-and-pop stores ever shop at those mom-and-pop stores. Or, do the stores merely have an “existence value” for those people, the way we like the idea of national parks but never visit them?
I wonder too-and this would take some research-how many of the potential WM locations are otherwise “food deserts”? What about the city dwellers who can’t drive out to the suburbs?
Tricky, isn’t it?