I live 15 miles from a small town (college town)<quoted text>Well, THAT is an endorsement! Why should your neighbor be your grocer, hardware man or clothier when an HUGE, impersonal, global conglomerate can do all those things AND pay wages so low their *employees* can qualify for welfare? Eff all that American entrepreneurship! Unless WalMart sells that, that is....
Growing up there were several clothing stores,
a nice shoe store, a store that sold linens, towels
and household goods.
In the mid 80's a Wal Mart was put in in the Oak Hill/
Fayetteville area. About 45 miles away.
Right after all of these stores had to close.
Right now...today we have to drive 45-65 miles just
to buy 1 pair of jeans, a pair of shoes or anything
for the household.