Politics from the Palouse to Puget Sound

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Quote of the Day

"The super Wal-Mart provides Clarkston a great opportunity to enhance and expand its retail trade center," [University of Idaho economist Steve] Peterson said.

The super center will keep customers in the community and attract customers from outside the community.

"The valley is going to become a destination shopping area, a retail trade hub," he said.

The Moscow and Pullman communities haven't decided whether they want large-scale retail trade expansion, he said. "If they don't want it in those communities, then the valley can expand down here," Peterson added.
- David Cole, "Experts offer Wal-Mart survival tips; When Clarkston gets a super center, other retailers may need to re-evaluate their methods," Lewiston Tribune, May 6, 2008

Think local first, shop L-C Valley later...

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1 comment:

April E. Coggins said...

I don't think it is so much a matter of deciding, it is more a matter of the court system being manipulated. Appeal after appeal, which is being followed up with the obvious global warming episode of the Winter With No End. Can Pullman ever win?

I predict that Clarkston's Wal-Mart is not going to be a slam dunk. Instead of PARD, the union's will be playing their latest spawn, CARD. Ha-ha.