Urban areas in blue states have been facing issues for a while now when it comes to bringing in or even retaining the stores already in their communities that are relied on for groceries and other consumable items by their populations. In Chicago, things have gotten so bad in some areas that Mayor Brandon Johnson has begun making suggestions that are ripped right out of Mao's Little Red Book as Twitchy's Doug P. reported a few weeks ago.
Other dark blue cities have been facing similar issues as well, and those issues are about to get a whole lot worse.
BREAKING: Target, $TGT, to close 9 stores in major cities across the US due to "violence and theft."— The Kobeissi Letter (@KobeissiLetter) September 26, 2023
This includes one of Target's New York City locations and 3 stores in San Francisco.
Target said in a statement that the safety of their team and guests are at risk, forcing… pic.twitter.com/rd1Ub2vWNM
BREAKING: Target, $TGT, to close 9 stores in major cities across the US due to "violence and theft." This includes one of Target's New York City locations and 3 stores in San Francisco. Target said in a statement that the safety of their team and guests are at risk, forcing closures. This comes after target said that theft is costing them more than $500 million this year. Walmart has also been contemplating shutting stores and raising prices due to theft. As inflation persists, theft is getting worse.
LOCATIONS OF TARGET STORES CLOSING DUE TO VIOLENCE AND THEFT:— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) September 26, 2023
- New York City Market (1 Store)
- Seattle Market (2 Stores)
- San Fransisco/Oakland Market (3 Stores)
- Portland Market (3 Stores) pic.twitter.com/7gFaqk2Fxz
It's hard to escape the feeling that a lot of these cities have entered a spiral that will be hard to pull out of as their urban liberal population shows no interest in electing anyone who will curb the excesses of the most liberal members of the community.
Honestly, it’s not worth the risk of having a brick and mortar store in states that are soft in theft.— Angie G (@MomAngtrades) September 26, 2023
Gift from BLM riots keeps on giving.— Riku Pasonen🌞 (@Raitziger) September 26, 2023
The sad part is between all this, the ones to lose are the genuine customers around the store who desperately need these stores for their daily lives.— ARightConnection (@ARightConnect) September 26, 2023
Also, the community looses the big job creator in the area as these stores employ lot more people.
Like Chicago, large parts of these cities are likely to see fewer available jobs and fewer places for people to buy the things they need to live, which can only exacerbate the problem.
No problems. The city/state will open a gov run Target— Zindo (@ZindoNow) September 26, 2023
Good luck keeping items in stock there, just as the Soviets how well this worked out in the end.
Well I’m just shocked given the policies the DA’s have implemented. When you can go steal over $800 worth of stuff with no repercussions, I wonder what happens 🙄— Petey Jones(same on truth) (@petejonesintx) September 26, 2023
Can't steal stuff if there's nothing to steal. They're playing 8-D Chess here!
I wonder what political party manages those cities.— Killuminati_A.I. (@Enki1561) September 26, 2023
We're sure this will be the fault of Republicans one way or another, or at least any Republican who notices what's going on here will be guilty of "pouncing on the misfortune of innocent urban populations" or some such nonsense.
It's never the fault of Democratic governance, after all! Perish the thought!
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