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CBS News reports that Walmart has opened a "miniature" store across from the campus of George Tech in Atlanta, a 2,500 square foot unit that features "a full-service pharmacy, general convenience items and merchandise tailored to the campus."

The story notes that "the Georgia Tech store is the third of its kind. The others are located at the University of Arkansas and Arizona State University."
KC's View:
I find myself wondering about the meeting Walmart must've had when they were discussing construction of the stores that took them back to school. Wonder if anyone stood up and said...

"First of all you're going to have to grease the local politicians for the sudden zoning problems that always come up. Then there's the kickbacks to the carpenters, and if you plan on using any cement in this building I'm sure the teamsters would like to have a little chat with ya, and that'll cost ya. Oh and don't forget a little something for the building inspectors. Then there's long term costs such as waste disposal. I don't know if you're familiar with who runs that business but I assure you it's not the Boy Scouts..."


I also wonder if the store sells beer.

"Bring us a pitcher of beer every seven minutes until somebody passes out. And then bring one every ten minutes."