A Walmart in East New York could be the start of something big for 8 million consumers residing in the five boroughs, and New York City could easily support a dozen stores.
This would provide work for construction contractors, their employees and thousands of New Yorkers currently out of work. The city would benefit by millions in sales, payroll and real-estate tax revenue.
Walmart consumers get a better bang for their bucks, and many New Yorkers can’t afford to pay extra. They need the great prices, quality merchandise and affordable food and drug options that Walmart offers.
Consumers have voted with their feet, making Walmart the top retail merchant today. It is time to allow Walmart the opportunity to compete in New York City’s marketplace.