Wal-Mart Wars

by Jonathan H. Adler

Long-time Corner readers may remember my run-ins with  Cleveland’s anti-Wal-Mart crowd.  Well, they’re still at it.  Thankfully for Cleveland they did not have much success. Tomorrow morning ,the first Wal-Mart in Cleveland, a new “Super-Center,” will open for business at the Steelyard Commons development. No local government subsidies or eminent domain was required to attract the store, which is pretty remarkable for a city that subsidizes local supermarkets and is struggling to redevelop.  Nonetheless, some local busybodies opposed it.  While they did not see a need, it seems many other locals disagree.  The store reportedly received some 5,000 applications for 350 jobs.

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