Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Walmart Meet and Greet

Information sharing for those interested in attending. As a side note, the press release incorrectly calls the Ward 7 neighborhood Capitol Heights, which is actually across the street in Maryland. The correct neighborhood is Capitol View. Click here to read about Ward 7 Walmart.

Assembly Meeting & Meet-N-Greet
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
7:00PM . Room 412*
John A. Wilson Building
{*in the event room 412 is in use, room 123 will be used}

Special Presentation

Mr. Keith Morris, Director of Community Affairs, East Region, Walmart

Washington, D.C. -- Walmart announced a two-year plan to open four stores across the District, all scheduled to open in 2012. The new stores will be located at 801 New Jersey Avenue NW; Georgia and Missouri Avenue NW; Capitol Heights (East Capitol Street and 58th); and New York Avenue and Bladensburg Road. The size of each store will be between 80,000 and 120,000 square feet.

The stores will offer a full grocery selection, including fresh produce, a bakery, delicatessen and organic food items as well as a full service pharmacy and a wide variety of general merchandise. Walmart plans to open local hiring centers and will announce details soon. The retailer also plans to broaden its commitment to supporting local organizations, particularly in the areas of workforce development and education.

Last year, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation contributed more than $2.2 million in cash and in-kind gifts to D.C.-based non-profit organizations including the D.C. Central Kitchen, Rachael's Women's Center, Latino Economic Development Corporation, Capital Area Food Bank and the Center for Inspired Teaching.


  1. I received it via email so I don't have a web link.

  2. Why do they keep changing the location to the meeting for Walmart. At first it was said to have been at the Arts and Technology Center on Blaine Street in NE on 2/24/11. Now it's in the Wilson Building downtown on 2/23/11? So will there be 2 meetings or just one? My concern is that this information has not been consistent since the 2nd meeting was being planned, prior to weather related postponement. Could you please clarify this?

  3. The meeting that is discussed in this press release is actually a meeting of the DC Federation of Civic Associations. The one on Thursday, February 24, is still happening at Arts and Tech and is a meeting of the Capitol View Civic Association. Hopefully at that meeting someone will ask Mr. Morris if Walmart intends to hire people from Capitol View or Capitol Heights, and which neighborhood they really intend to benefit.

  4. Michael, I hope you are there to ask the question yourself! The ANC & Civic Association hosting this meeting will be asking that employment ranking include ANC 7C & 7E residents first, then all of Ward 7, then all of East of the River, then all of DC, then and only then if there are no qualified applicants from DC, look to MD & VA.