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Local Leaders Frame Big Box Store Debate Before Next Week's Vote

Love them or hate them, big box stores sell everything from groceries to clothes and televisions under one roof. Some shoppers love the convenience of one-stop shopping and lower prices found at the s

Love them or hate them, big box stores sell everything from groceries to clothes and televisions under one roof. Some shoppers love the convenience of one-stop shopping and lower prices found at the super-centers like Costco and WalMart. But opponents say they bring traffic, put small retailers out of business, and use unfair labor practices.

Last November, the San Diego City Council voted 5 to 3 to stop any new super-centers from opening inside city limits. But the approval wasn't final. Next week, the council takes a second vote -- and the council chambers are expected to be packed.

Guests

  • Diana Spyridonidis , CEO of the Business Improvement District Council.
  • Chris Reed , San Diego Union-Tribune.