Activist group Responsible Growth for Northcross has been busy lately, with a protest at City Hall earlier this week and another protest tomorrow. If you’re interested in protesting Wal-Mart tomorrow, be at the Norwood Wal-Mart at 183 and I-35 from noon to 1:00 p.m. (If you’re interested in counter-protesting, be in the same place, of course!) RG4N is specifically protesting Wal-Mart because of the letter to the city of Austin, sent last week, in which Wal-Mart promised to reduce the size of the proposed Northcross store as long as no one sues them. RG4N regards this letter as a threat rather than a compromise with the neighborhoods.
I wish I could find the exact article, but I seem to recall hearing something on the radio or on the news about Wal-Mart scaling back it’s efforts to go upscale and refocus on leading the low-cost big box market. Here’s a related article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/6658257.stm.