I posted recently on opposition in our town to Walgreen's proposal to build a new store here. It seems things don't change much. There's a fascinating article in our local newspaper today about attempts in the early 90's to stop Wal-Mart coming to our town.
Opponents of Wal-Mart pursued legal action against to City to force it to submit the issue to the voters before issuing a building permit. The delightful irony is that after taking it all the way to the Colorado Supreme Court and winning, the people of Steamboat voted in favour of Wal-Mart by a comfortable margin.