Big Lots in Ferguson

It seems that the toll on Ferguson, Missouri, will continue perhaps for decades to come, and aside from the death of Michael Brown, and the ensuing riots that followed, the tragedy that is Ferguson is simply another reminder of the economic devastation that follows such an event, and all one needs to do is look at those cities such as Newark, Watts, and Compton, to understand the economic plight that Ferguson may face for years to come.

And aside from the countless small businesses that were looted and even burned down and perhaps will never open again simply because they may not have the financial resources to do so.

Aftermath of Ferguson 'protesting'

There are two major retailers who certainly have the financial resources, however have decided to close their Ferguson location as a result both Big Lots and Kmart made their decision to close up shop, after more businesses were looted and torched following the announcement that the grand jury would not indict Officer Wilson.

What is apparent is that Ferguson will never be the same again, and residents are beginning to worry that their city will become a ghost town, with blocks of board-up stores and nowhere to shop or work. However despite concerns, both Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores have announce that they have no plans to close.

Hopefully Ferguson will not become another Newark or Watts…and perhaps avoid the unintended consequences of economic devastation.

Source: Right Wing


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