Where Wal-Mart departs, a library succeeds July 3, 2012 | 11:56 am

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[h=1]Where Wal-Mart departs, a library succeeds[/h] July 3, 2012 | 11:56 am
LA TIMES EXCERPT:http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2012/07/where-walmart-failed-a-library-succeeds.htmlA vast building in McAllen, Texas, was once home to a Wal-Mart -- but no longer. When the discount superstore moved to a larger location, it left behind a vast empty building. The community took advantage of the space and converted the warehouse-like building into a public library.
The size of more than two football fields, the McAllen Public Library is the largest single-story library in the country, the website PSFK writes. Its conversion from vast warehouse space to functioning library has recently made it the winner of the 2012 Library Interior Design Competition by the International Interior Design Assn.

Adriana Ramirez, who teaches creative writing at the University of Pittsburgh, grew up in McAllen. "The old library on Main Street was not beautiful," she told Jacket Copy. "It was packed with books and seemed too small for the people it serviced.
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[For the Record, 9:45 a.m. July 5: A previous version of this post said Wal-Mart had failed in the McAllen, Texas, location. The discount store remains in the community in a larger location.]
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Yeah, Wal Mart employs more people than any other company in the world, collects millions upon millions of dollars in sales and other taxes for the states, but, must be evil and derided.
Look at the link :where-walmart-failed-a-library-succeeds.html Yeah, Wal Mart failed, to have enough room. The LA Times failed to be honest, for a while...



 

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LOL, a larger location is hardly fail....

It's a BS article in that perspective.

But I love it when they make use of those old stores.
We have too many of them around as it is. Too bad that a lot of them are in bogus locations. Libraries should be more centrally located than the average Walmart....:lol:
 

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