The projects on Springfield Ave in Newark were razed years ago and it was left a dangerous ghost town. A town center of sorts is now being build there with shops and housing with Shoprite as the key feature. The best part about this project is that it was supposed to be a Walmart. The residents rallied against the project because Walmart is anti-union and anti worker. They want the people in their neighborhood to have good paying jobs with union support. My father’s worked for Shoprite’s corporate office for 43 years. My grandparents, mother, uncles, and cousins have also worked for Shoprite. And when my father retires, I too may one day work there. We owe much of our success after coming to this country to a supermarket. It just makes me really proud that Newark opted for a co-op of family owned stores and the security it will bring over the lure of ~Walmart~ and it’s Big Business BS.