The War on Small Business Continues: Wal-Mart in NYC Will Seal the Coffin in the Assault on Local Retailers

NYC Retailers overwhelmingly oppose the entry of Wal-Mart

Dec 14, 2010, 17:57 ET from David Schwartz and Brad Gerstman

ROSLYN, N.Y., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a release issued by David Schwartz and Brad Gerstman:

The war on small business continues with the new movement led by Wal-Mart to cannibalize what is left of medium-sized and small supermarkets in New York City.

The proposed entre in New York City will be part of a plan to destroy what is left of the vibrancy and uniqueness of our food retail community. Brad Gerstman, Esq. and David Schwartz, Esq. of Gotham Government Relations represents small to medium sized grocery stores throughout the City of New York and will be standing side by side with thousands of small businesses, entrepreneurs, unions, workers and others interested in maintaining what is left of the identity of New York City.

"Our retail convenience store community has sustained attack after attack at the hand of our state and city government policies and allowing this poison in our communities will further erode our hard working retailers," said Gerstman.

"Wal-Mart has a graphic history of eating up business communities on Main Street and when you think about the uniqueness of our neighborhoods in Brooklyn and the other boroughs, it is just mind-boggling that the City would even consider bringing in this destructive giant in this economy. We need to stand up for our business community and not allow the destruction of good union jobs, the loss of small business, the erosion of health care, the erosion of reasonable wages and the loss of the spirit and vibrancy that makes New York so special," said Schwartz.

Gotham is in the initial stages of conducting its own poll and the results are showing that the New York retail community is overwhelmingly against Wal-Mart opening a store in New York City. This poll completely refutes the polling results conducted by Wal-Mart which have been recently reported.


David Schwartz and Brad Gerstman are seasoned attorneys, advocates, lobbyists, political pundits and issue activists who have been guests on hundreds of local and national television and radio shows. Gerstman and Schwartz are available for further comment and would like to speak out against the arrival of Wal-Mart on behalf of the business community on any radio, TV, newspaper and any other public forum. Gerstman and Schwartz are also available for public debate on this issue.

SOURCE David Schwartz and Brad Gerstman