Northcross Going to the Dogs

New anti-Wal-Mart protest planned

Commemorating the one year that has passed since its "Arms Around Northcross" protest, Responsible Growth for Northcross now plans a similar event this Saturday – and they want everybody and their dog to show up. The event is titled Paws Around Northcross. Press release from RG4N after the jump:


RG4N calls all citizens (and hundreds of dogs) who are still "howling mad" about the impact of a Wal-Mart Supercenter at Northcross to keep up the fight against the "fat cat" developers

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26, 2008

WHO: RG4N members, local business owners, community leaders and people from neighborhoods all over Austin. And hundreds of dogs, of course.

WHAT: Paws Around Northcross. A massive dog walk and protest. Information is available at

WHEN: Saturday, March 1, 2008 at 10 AM.

WHERE: The dog walk and protest will follow a course around Northcross Mall. Groups will gather at information booths at Zinger Hardware at 2438 Anderson Lane, and in the parking lot of the Chase Bank Building at 7600 Burnet Road.

WHY: Paws Around Northcross will show that local residents and business owners are still opposed to Lincoln Property Company's contentious redevelopment plan for Northcross, which includes a massive Wal-Mart Supercenter. RG4N
will gather petition signatures for a new ordinance to ban 24-hour operations for "Supercenters" in close proximity to neighborhoods.

The traffic impact of the Wal-Mart Supercenter is a greater priority now. A new Walgreen's has been built, an Office Depot is under construction, and a redevelopment of the Village Shopping Center has been announced.

Paws Around Northcross also commemorates last year's "Arms Around Northcross" demonstration in which 3,000 persons encircled Northcross Mall in protest.

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