Wal-Mart Targets New City After Being Ousted From Inglewood

Wal-Mart Targets New City After Being Ousted From Inglewood

ROSEMEAD, CA – APRIL 15: A skateboarder passes a sign reflecting local opposition to plans by retail giant Wal-Mart to build a superstore on the site shown April 15, 2004 in Rosemead, California. Approximately sixty percent of Inglewood, California residents dealt Wal-Mart a stinging defeat at the election polls on April 6 by denying the retailer the right to build in their area. Now Wal-Mart is reportedly in escrow for the property in Rosemead on which it plans to build a 147,580-square-foot store. Opponents in Inglewood argued that Wal-Mart was anti-union and would drive smaller businesses out of business. Had Inglewood voters given the go-ahead, the company could have built the Supercenter without environmental studies, public hearings and other municipal reviews. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

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