A lot of chatter these days about Walmart. Is the world’s largest retailer coming to Burbank — bringing along its unsavory baggage of poor labor practices — including a reputation for discriminating against minorities — particularly women?
Apparently Walmart has plans to open in Burbank at The Great Indoors location in the Empire Center. Recently, Walmart bought the site from Sears. The Great Indoors is expected to close this weekend.
There are reports Walmart is going to try to head-off the negative reaction and win over the public with a series of community forums to explain itself. Well, I hope residents don’t fall for that high-powered promotional campaign. We need a company that will enhance the area — not lower the bar.