Archive for July, 2005


Sunday, July 31st, 2005

In an Even Revolutionaries Like Chocolate Chip Cookies vein, here’s one from my dad. A blond secretary decides she want to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse, unassisted, and the horse immediately springs into motion. It gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, […]

Is Cleveland to become more or less walkable?

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

From Big Cities Big Boxes: One of BCBB’s chief reasons for urging the people of New York City to hold a serious debate on the conditions we want to impose on the big box stores is the fact that big boxes usually demand the use of automobiles. New York is a transit-oriented city, but the […]

Wal-Mart is now sponsoring the Alamo

Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Wal-Mart is now sponsoring the Alamo Originally uploaded by b r e n t. From b r e n t’s Flickr…


Saturday, July 30th, 2005

Wal Mart wants to pop India’s retail cherry and the government is doing everything it can to bring the virgin to the marriage bed. According to Lok-adhikar, the blogger at Prajatantra, only 2 percent of his country’s retail is organized. By that, I think, the blogger means that 98 percent of the retail in India […]


Friday, July 29th, 2005

From The United Church of Christ comes this announcement concerning Robert Greenwald’s latest film, Wal Mart: The High Cost Of Low Price. From: United Church of Christ Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2005 22:10:14 -0400 (EDT) Subject: JPANet Weekly Action — A Moral Appeal on Wal-Mart Dear JPANet Member, This fall, we hope you will join […]

Abandoning neighborhood retail strips

Thursday, July 28th, 2005

(Cross-posted from Cleveland Diary) One of the many undiscussed issues surrounding the Steelyard Commons project is the shift it signals in City Hall’s neighborhood commercial development policy. In hitching its policy to a megabox “power center” featuring a Wal-Mart SuperCenter, the Campbell Administration is abandoning a twenty-year strategic commitment to neighborhood retail strips — nodes […]


Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Since Thursday, 23 June, I have been attempting to get a piece of information from Ohio’s Department of Transportation. When I attended the Thursday, 16 June presentation on the Quigley Road Connector, I noticed a piece of information was missing. While ODOT told us what the traffic would be next year if the Quigley Road […]


Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Forget tort reform, nail Wal Mart for rising health care costs. That’s the claim made by Tennessee state senator Tim Burchett (R-Knoxville) in Should Wal-Mart share blame for TennCare crisis? During a town hall meeting sponsored by WATE, channel 6, Knoxville, Burchett said: A large percentage of their employees are on TennCare and I’d like […]

Bad management at Walmart

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Am I the only one who wonders whether the poor management time and time again extends to other departments?


Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

From Goodman Real Estate Services Group LLC comes this sales pitch (be sure to check out the data below the maps on its webpage): Cleveland’s Steelyard Commons is a new 950,000 square foot regional power center serving an untapped trade area with no competition. “City [of Cleveland] residents in 2000 spent about $1.3 billion in […]

On WKNR AM850 tonight 7-8

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

No Cleveland Walmart will be on for the hour. Tune in.

Truth is out of style

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005 links to a story by Steve Maich titled Why Walmart is Good. In it, he parrots these figures: To the project’s advocates in City Hall, this is just the kind of development Cleveland so desperately needs. Aside from precious jobs, the mall will spin off US$3 million in property taxes annually, US$1.8 million of […]

Endangered by Walmart

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

Annual Highlights from the Preservation Trust of Vermont: One of the big stories of the year in Vermont was the National Trust for Historic Preservation naming Vermont one of the Nation’s Eleven Most Endangered Places. The threat? Seven new super-sized Wal-Marts which were planned for St. Albans, Morrisville, Derby, St. Johnsbury, Bennington, Rutland, and Middlebury. […]


Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

I can just see the grandparents standing there in the Wal Mart parking lot gazing at the Steel Exhibit with their little grandson. “See Johnny, that’s what grandpa used to do. He was a brawny, blue-collared union steel worker who gave an honest day’s work for honest pay.” “Gee, grandpa. Can I be a brawny, […]

What Walmart means by Supercenter

Monday, July 25th, 2005

alcoholism powered by Walmart Originally uploaded by illtillwillkillbill. Get yer liquor quicker… and cheaper too.