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Staten Island Wal-Mart: Fearing the Cars

When it doubt, it seems, Staten Islanders blame the traffic. That's the latest tactic being employed to blunt attempts by Wal-Mart to enter the city limits and set up shop on an 18-acre site in Richmond Valley, on the southern tip of the island. TheBoxTank snaps a protest billboard (above) and links to a Staten Island Advance write-up and this backdoor logic: "It's not about the store per se. It's almost the reverse: The better the store, the worse it can be, because of the number of people it attracts to the community," said Richard Lipsky, an activist with the Neighborhood Retail Alliance.
· Staten Island Wal-Mart Faces Setback [TheBoxTank]
· Wal-Mart foes focus on traffic [SIAdvance]