Posts Tagged ‘walmart’

Douglas Bets on a Troubled New York Avenue Site

Can Douglas succeed where other developers have given up?

Ask Not What Your Street Can Do for You

On a recent Sunday afternoon, hope was in the air on the 700 block of Kennedy Street NW, and it bore the unmistakable scent of spray paint. A graffiti artist was filling the wall of an alley with a composite landscape of global wonders. The Eiffel Tower and the Washington Monument loomed over Egyptian and [...]

Workers’ Advocates Win the Minimum-Wage War After Losing a Battle

It's been a roller-coaster year for advocates of a higher minimum wage in the District. In June, the D.C. Council passed the Large Retailer Accountability Act, which would have required stores with more than 75,000 square feet and parent companies that gross at least $1 billion per year to pay a "living wage" of $12.50 an [...]

Slideshow: A Tour of the H Street Walmart

After months of political haggling and threats to scrap plans for D.C. stores in the face of a now-vetoed proposal for a higher minimum wage for large retailers, the first two Walmarts in the District are set to open tomorrow morning. One will be located on upper Georgia Avenue NW. The other, at 1st and [...]

First Two D.C. Walmart Stores to Open Dec. 4

After years of anticipation, political battles, activist opposition, and wage debates, D.C.'s first two Walmart stores will open on Dec. 4.
The locations, at 1st and H streets NW and on Georgia Avenue NW, will feature a much more urban model than Walmart shoppers are accustomed to. Gone are the surface parking lots. Accompanying the stores [...]

Applications Pour In for D.C. Walmart Jobs

Less than a week after the D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vince Gray's veto of the controversial living wage bill, Walmart opened its first two hiring centers for the stores it plans to open in the District. And thousands of applications came pouring in.
According to the company, more than 3,000 people applied for D.C. Walmart jobs on Sept. [...]

Bank, Restaurant Coming to Georgia Avenue Walmart Site

Walmart, which has something of a reputation for making things tough for nearby local businesses (a charge the company disputes), took action to counteract that rap by announcing that it would lease two spaces at its planned Georgia Avenue store to other businesses, preferably local ones. Now we know more about what those businesses will [...]

With Living Wage Bill Dead, Walmart Opens D.C. Hiring Centers

Well that was quick. Two days after the D.C. Council failed to override Mayor Vince Gray's veto of the living wage bill, Walmart just announced that it'll be opening its first two D.C. hiring centers on Monday.
Walmart, the lead opponent of the bill that would have required large retailers to pay a living wage of $12.50 an [...]

Gray Said the Living Wage Bill Would Kill More Than 4,000 Jobs. What Are They?

In Mayor Vince Gray's statement accompanying his veto this morning of the living wage bill, Gray claimed the bill would have killed "more than 4,000 District jobs in just the first few years alone" (emphasis his). Gray attributed this number to Victor Hoskins, his deputy mayor for planning and economic development. But with Walmart threatening to scrap plans [...]

Walmart Spokesman: All Stores Are Back On

Walmart will resume work on all five of its planned stores in the District if the D.C. Council does not override Mayor Vince Gray's veto of the living wage bill, according to a company spokesman.
Walmart threatened in July to scrap three of its planned D.C. stores and reconsider the other three if the Large Retailer Accountability [...]

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