This from Planetizen:
A California town, used eminent domain to keep Wal Mart out based upon redevelopment and keeping an upscale tone.
The area is the centerpiece of Hercules' redevelopment effort, which aims to create a destination on par with high-end Sausalito across the bay. That would complement Hercules' plan to market itself as an "anti-suburb" with new neighborhoods appealing to home buyers nostalgic for old-fashioned residential areas within cities.
This may come off as a "keep those people out" but town officials cite a "quality of life issue" as one reason for this.
What do you think. (I do wish the article was of a little more length, but what can you do...)
READ THIS ARTICLE TO KNOW WHAT I AM SAYIN"