As we lately famous, Walmart is closing 4 shops in Chicago.
The management at Walmart by no means got here out and mentioned it, however shoplifting and theft are clearly the issue that has led to those shops dropping hundreds of thousands and deciding to shut.
And now, the Democrats who run Chicago and have allowed crime to flourish within the metropolis, are outraged at Walmart for pulling out of the neighborhood.
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South Aspect Leaders Demand Assembly With Walmart, Threaten Boycott As Mega-Retailer Closes 4 Neighborhood Shops
Aziz Rupshi was on the physician’s workplace along with his mom when he discovered Chatham’s Walmart, the place he owns and operates a Subway sandwich store, would quickly shut.
Rupshi has run his store contained in the South Aspect Walmart for years, he mentioned. The grocery retailer is continually buzzing with prospects, Rupshi mentioned.
Rupshi obtained the phrase as many others did: native information.
“I seemed it up on the TV [at the doctor’s office], and I used to be like, ‘That’s our retailer.’ No person instructed us. No notification, no nothing,” Rupshi mentioned.
Rupshi joined fellow enterprise homeowners, South Aspect neighborhood leaders and elected officers in a Thursday protest outdoors the Chatham retailer to excoriate Walmart officers for abruptly closing 4 full-service areas, totally on the South and West sides, attributable to poor gross sales…
Walmart officers ought to “put the brakes on” and meet with the neighborhood earlier than closing up store Sunday, Pfleger mentioned.
If the corporate refuses to cooperate, leaving communities with “massive, empty buildings and a desert of assets,” leaders are ready to host one other demonstration outdoors an Evergreen Park location, Pfleger mentioned. They’ll additionally boycott the corporate, he mentioned.
“If Walmart leaves us, we are going to go away Walmart,” Pfleger mentioned.
Walmart has demonstrated “company racism and company greed,” Alderman-elect William Corridor (sixth) mentioned. If Walmart doesn’t agree to speculate in the neighborhood, “we are going to disinvest throughout the nation,” Corridor mentioned.
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Native leaders are outdoors of Chatham’s Walmart demanding the shop stays open 2 days after company officers introduced they’d shut the shop this weekend. A pharmacy on the location will shut Could 12. Neighbors obtained a 5-day discover. @BlockClubCHI pic.twitter.com/oGHkwEPk7p
— Atavia Reed (@ataviawrotethis) April 13, 2023
If folks in Chicago are offended about Walmart leaving, they need to direct their rage at these neighborhood leaders who’ve allowed criminals to behave with none penalties.
The ‘meals deserts’ which might be created by the departure of those shops is the fault of those political leaders, not the individuals who run Walmart.