In yesterday’s Washingtonpost it was announced that Walmart plans to open four locations inside the District. This includes a location just across the street from Triangle at New Jersey and H Streets NW (801 New Jersey Ave NW). It has been suggested that Walmart has a strategy for a more urban friendly format. (UPDATE: Walmart press release)
The three other DC locations mentioned by the WaPo article are in areas of the district (Upper Georgia, Deanwood and Bladensburg Ave) that are starving for retail. Will our neighborhood really benefit from this? Do you expect it to be a catalyst like the Target in Columbia Heights or adversely impact local retailers such as Fifth Street Hardware?