There’s a Target up in Harlem and on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. And there’s an IKEA in Red Hook. And a K-Mart on Astor Place in the Village. But, somehow, New York City has maintained an immunity to the nation’s largest employer, clocking in at 1.2 million employees, Walmart.
“Walmart today announced that we were unable to agree upon economic terms for a project in East New York. We remain committed to bringing new economic development and shopping options to New York City, especially in the neighborhoods that need them most.”
However, do not think for a second that the retail giant is giving up the enormous market that is New York City so easily. Restivo also continued that statement with prospects for the future:
“Two things remain constant: most New Yorkers want us here, and we remain interested in providing more convenient access to Walmart for local residents.”
For factual background, we have no idea where they got that first idea from. Who knows what the future brings for a Walmart in the Triboro. But, if this Brooklyn decision is any indication, they’re going to meet some tough resistance from New Yorkers.