Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Arrival of Wal-Mart a boon to some, a bust to others - Business - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper

The Washington Times has recently been running some fine articles regarding what happens when Wal-Mart opens a store in small towns. This is one of the better ones and directly speaks to many of the questions we hear regarding Wellsville and Wal-Mart. It's well worth the read and then please leave a comment.

KILMARNOCK, Va. — David Rose feels like he could be sitting on a gold mine.

"[Business owners] have to be what they originally were: entrepreneurs," says Shawn Donahue, who owns a number of small shops in Kilmarnock. He expects Wal-Mart will "erode" business at his toy store, Christian book store, gift shop and furniture store, among his other shops in the town.

Read this full article here

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