The coalition that is trying to stop Walmart from building one of their superstores in the five boroughs is taking their case to a new audience tonight: Brooklyn hipsters.
This evening, the Retail Wholesale and Department Store Union–one of the leaders of the anti-Walmart fight–are hosting a concert featuring Indie artists Caithlin de Marrais (formerly the frontwoman of the acclaimed Ranier Maria) and Yellowbirds at Union Hall in Park Slope.
“We have a creative collective that is about getting cool and buzzed about bands and artists excited about the campaign against Walmart,” said RWDSU spokesman Dan Morris. “There is lot of interest in this campaign and in this fight.”
A poll by The New York Times showed that 62 percent of residents favor Walmart opening in the city. Read More