Wal-Mart, the populist icon?

Brief by Allen Best

Wal-Mart – May 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

Is the backlash against Wal-Mart comparable to racism and economic elitism? That’s the argument of David Reinhard of Ketchum, Idaho. “Wal-Martism – you can almost hear the ‘There goes the neighborhood’ cries of yesteryear,” he writes in the Idaho Mountain Express.

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Gunnison won’t get superstored

Brief by Central Staff

Wal-Mart – January 2005 – Colorado Central Magazine

Wal-Mart has backed away, at least for the time being, from plans to build a super store in Gunnison.

The store would have been on the north side of town, across Main Street from the current store, where the company had made on offer on a sizable parcel.

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Now appearing under the Angel of Shavano

Brief by Central Staff

Wal-Mart – October 1997 – Colorado Central Magazine

The Grand Opening of the Big Box happened on September 10. It was welcome, since it came after weeks of being unable to find many varieties of merchandise at the old Wal-Mart because inventory was being moved (and being unable to find some of the stuff anywhere else in Salida, since those stores had closed after Wal-Mart No. 1 opened in 1986) .

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Walton’s Mountain Town

Essay by Martha & Ed Quillen

Wal-Mart – September 1994 – Colorado Central Magazine

In some spots, such as Steamboat Springs and the entire state of Vermont, the mere rumor of an arriving Wal-Mart is enough to ignite controversy. That didn’t happen in 1986, when Wal-Mart opened a store in Salida.

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