Mayor Lightfoot Pleads With Walmart, Other Retailers To Not Abandon Chicago

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  1. DonGlock26

    DonGlock26

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    "Mayor Lightfoot Pleads With Walmart, Other Retailers To Not Abandon Chicago

    CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Mayor Lightfoot said she’s hopeful major retailers will reopen the Chicago stores that were looted or otherwise damaged during protests surrounding George Floyd’s killing by police in Minnesota. But, she’s unsure of one of the biggest.

    Mayor Lightfoot said she was on a conference call with Walmart and other major retailers that had stores looted or heavily damaged during the unrest in Chicago. She said she pleaded with them to not abandon Chicago.

    "I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage. They are doing an effort to donate fresh produce, to the extent of what's left so it doesn't perish, and other perishables, and they are taking their time, as I would expect."

    There were earlier reports that Walmart expected to rebuild all stores trashed by looters and vandals, but company officials later said they would open some stores and would not say which ones.

    https://wbbm780.radio.com/articles/mayor-lightfoot-pleads-with-walmart-to-not-abandon-chicago "


     
  2. ExecutiveWill

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    F*** them.

    Leave, Walmart. Leave them for good.
     

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    Id laugh right in their faces and relocate
     
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    Why would anyone want a store in any large blue city?
     
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    You know they're just gonna renovate/rebuild every bit of damage that was done, nationwide, every store, and then work all those construction costs into the prices of the products they sell. All large multi-location, multi-state corporate entities that took damage (Target, grocery chains, Autozone, Amazon, etc) will do that, so it doesn't actually end up costing them anything. We will all pay for it. We are the "insurance" you hear the rioters use as justification.
     
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    They can ride the bus to the burbs for that.
     
  8. Tomcat1977

    Tomcat1977 "Cynical Little me"

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    Has she offered to pay any and all damages to these retailers including profits from lost sales? If not why the heck would they stay in an area where the law and safety is not respected and upheld?
     
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  10. cheygriz

    cheygriz God Bless Trump

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    Shut down all stores in places like Chicago.

    Let the bastards starve.
     
  11. Rellik

    Rellik Kwisatz Haderach in Training

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    But on the other foot, money to be made teaching ex-liberal yuppies pistol and rifle classses.
     
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    shadowgunner9 This used to be AMERICA........

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    But...but....but ... what if we make them wear masks in the store??? Cuz, you know, C-19 and all th......
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    Ef em all. I would not want to exist in such a $H!TH*LE as Chicongo.
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    Why? So the stores can get burned down and looted again. Run companies, run. Mayor Beetle been on the pipe too long again.
     
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    The big box stores will probably get a tax payer bailout. :faint:
     
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    If a person did calculations and factored in looting as a cost of business, BUT still could make a profit. In the situation of Chicago and Illinois with the budgets upside down, heck you would not need to even do calculations. Just don't reopen.

    We had the same pleading in Los Angeles after the two major riots. Buzz buzz. Press conferences about warm feelings, rebuilding the community, yatta yatta. And, money not invested until it became clear that any profit could be made. Some of those areas remain vacant lots today.

    Chicago's current foulmouthed mayor is exactly what the city wanted.
     
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    They want shops to give them things for free. The media drives the frenzy of special treatment for so called minority. And the minority becomes more and more vocal and detached from reality.
     
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    Making a Difference in Racial Equity: Walmart CEO Doug McMillon’s Full Remarks

    https://corporate.walmart.com/equity


    Walmart can open this racial equity center in Chicago. They can put a store right inside it.​
     
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    There will be plenty of available space for Barry's Bathhouse/Library.......................Then, in the next round of burning and looting, if it goes up in flames, no real loss.
     
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    The country is going to burn in November, regardless of who wins the White House. I would not reopen a store damaged and looted these past few weeks in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York, Los Angeles, or any other city that saw significant rioting. This was just a preview of what will happen in November.
     
  20. Zerodefect

    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    I'd reopen. But only stock horribly stereotypical whitey stuff that nobody wants in the ghetto.

    Golf clothes.
    Maga hats.
    Fathers day cards.
    Texas flags.
    Rye bread only.
    Swim gear.
    Riding lawnmowers.
    Childcare goods.
    Beefeater gin.
    Chili without beans.
    Cliff Notes ''how not to be a moron'' books.
    And just play the TV show "Flipper'' on an endless loop at every register.
     
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