Will Wynn on Wal-Mart
By Katherine Gregor,
2:05PM, Wed. Dec. 6, 2006
In Austin, sometimes it's déjà vu all over again...
Take our wild and wooly Wal-Mart quiz!!! Roll-back your thinking caps and fill in the blanks in this statement from the mayor! For extra points, name when it was made!
"I am not opposed to Wal-Mart doing business in Austin. Under the right circumstances, they are a welcome addition to our local economy. But with regard to Wal-Mart’s proposed store development at choose from (a,b,c,d) inside, my message to Wal-Mart is clear and simple: “The proposed Wal-Mart Supercenter development ... is in the wrong place, and now it is entirely up to Wal-Mart to make the right choice and locate the project elsewhere.”
"I want to emphasize that although the City of Austin has no legal recourse to prevent the proposed development of a Wal-Mart Supercenter at ???, I, as Mayor, will continue to vigorously represent to the corporate leadership of Wal-Mart the opinion that I share with many in Austin: ??? is not ... suited for large-scale retail."
Guess the location!
(a) MoPac and Slaughter
(b) Northcross Mall
(d) my backyard
Guess the date of this statement from the Mayor:
(a) July 2, 2003
(c) Dec. 14, 2006
(d) Annual proclamation