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Posted at 6:24 PM ET, 11/17/2010

Wal-Mart plans four stores for D.C.

By Washington Post editors

It's official: Wal-Mart is planning to expand into the District.

The nation’s largest retailer announced on Wednesday that it will open four stores and hire 1,200 people in the city by 2012. Wal-Mart is seeking to open stores on the site of a former car dealership on Georgia Avenue Northwest; at the intersection of New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road Northeast; as part of a new mixed-use development on New Jersey Avenue Northwest; and at the corner of East Capitol Street and 58th Street SE.

Check out the planned sites:

View Proposed D.C. Wal-Mart locations in a larger map

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By Washington Post editors  | November 17, 2010; 6:24 PM ET
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I hope that Wallyworld will have the foresite to place a police sub-station in EACH stores location, as well as uniformed police officers (not rent-a-cops) in the store/parking lot 24/7/365.

Posted by: Robbnitafl | November 17, 2010 6:39 PM | Report abuse

I want a Super Wal-Mart in DC!

Posted by: *Futurejumps | November 17, 2010 7:14 PM | Report abuse

Predictably, all will be East of Rock Creek Park, thus proving that neighborhoods West (save The Gold Coast & parts of Capitol Hill) of the park have not only the most powerful citizenry, but the best lawyers to fight Walmart.

Those upper Northwesters will continue to do most of their shopping in the suburbs, thus DC losing even more tax revenue. But DC can always just raise property taxes.

Congratulations: DC lives up to its plantation reputation.

Posted by: nickthimmeschearthlinknet | November 17, 2010 11:42 PM | Report abuse

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