Where people shop is a polarizing topic — especially here on the North Coast. It’s understandable. Many good hardworking people are living paycheck to paycheck, and they’re not all going to agree on how to survive as well as improve our community. That said, most people — no matter what side of the aisle they prefer — really do want our community to prosper. In a way, the shopping mall, with many stores gathered under one roof, was built upon the idea of community. Each store would bring its own clientele, who would then be inclined to shop at the neighboring store. Each store would be helping the others out. That hasn’t happened, but then again corporations are not people.
Wal-Mart moves in, by Deric Mendes @ NCJ.