Support local crafters and businesses by saying NO to Walmart


We at the Mafia understand what a wonderful thing it is to purchase locally made goods, and how beneficial to the economy it is. Which is why we were saddened to receive this email from Local First Chicago:

On the heels of getting approval for a number of supercenter Wal-Marts in Chicago, Wal-Mart is preparing to roll out dozens of smaller “Neighborhood Markets”. A Wal-Mart has already been announced at Presidential Towers. Now there is a proposal to locate a store on the property known as “Broadway at Surf” in Lakeview.

Local First Chicago feels that neighborhoods need to understand all of the impacts of developments such as this and that citizens need to make their voices heard. Two meetings have been scheduled and if you would like to learn more about this issue, we encourage you to participate.

Wal-Mart will meet with the Lakeview Community
Hosted by Southeast Lakeview Neighbors
Monday, April 11, 2011 – 7:00 pm
Wellington Church
615 W. Wellington
Parking located at 3030 N. Broadway

A Community Discussion of the Proposed Wal-Mart
Hosted by Belmont Harbor Neighbors
Tuesday, April 12, 2011 – 7:30 pm
Mt. Carmel’s Casey Hall
728 W. Belmont

Learn more about this issue and take action:

Read about the Impact of Big Box Retailers

Sign a petition regarding the Lakeview/Lincoln Park Wal-Mart

Join the Facebook page: Stop Lakeview/Lincoln Park Wal-Mart

We hope you’ll take a moment to find out how damaging big box retailers can be (if you don’t already know) and will take action to say NO to Walmart, thereby helping keep handmade alive in Chicago!

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