Message to Wal-Mart Clear: Stay Out

They did it - an unbroken human chain around the entire Northcross Mall block!

Wow, I really didn't think they could pull off, but they did so with ease: Responsible Growth for Northcross quite easily rounded up the needed people to completely surround Northcross Mall - most of them wearing red - and deliver the message to Lincoln Property that neighbors do not want a Wal-Mart as part of the redevelopment of the moribund mall. And not just around the mall itself, but around the entire block - an unbroken chain of people lining Anderson, Burnet Road, and Northcross Drive. Organizers estimated there were more than 2,000 people forming the chain. Next up: RG4N holds a benefit concert at 2pm today at Brentwood Tavern, 6701 Burnet Rd. See post below or go to the RG4N website for details.

Another image gallery from Northcross neighbor Victor Engel here.

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