Gallery: Lower East Side Leaders Urge City Council to Keep Walmart and ...

Lower East Side leaders recently met at a City Council hearing to discuss the development of the Seward Park Extension Renewal Area, lovingly known as SPURA. Together, the local supporters gave a resounding opposition to allowing big box retailers into the area. The advocates hoped to influence Councilwoman Margaret Chin to prohibit retailers like Walmart to open on the Lower East Side, which they feel would change the predominantly mom-and-pop shop neighborhood for the worse.

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