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Chinatown Chain Ban Fails

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Another weird twist in the Chinatown Walmart Wars: an ordinance to ban chain stores from Chinatown has failed, not that it would have passed in time to actually keep the Walmart out (the store is already under construction). "Labor supporters ... argu[ed] that the low-wage jobs are harmful to employees," while the opposition said that better-paying grocery stores don't often locate in low-income neighborhoods. Meanwhile, both the building permits and the store itself are being challenged. [SCPR, previously]