According to articles in the Boston Globe, Somerville Journal, Somerville Patch, and Boston Herald this week, WalMart wants to open “a grocery store” at the site of the defunct Circuit City next to Home Depot in Assembly Square. WalMart will require a series of Planning Board variances to carry out this proposal.
This proposal is in direct conflict with the long-term vision of the site, as a high-density, mixed-use economic engine for Somerville. This could be the thin edge of the wedge that will finish off Assembly Square. What do you think?
Here are links to the articles: