But while the story is certainly a fascinating case study for those who consider themselves scholars of hyperlocal Washingtonian affairs, we were struck by one specific reaction to the debate shared by one D.C. council member:

“One thing working on Giant’s side was that people were tired of what some considered to be an almost Third-World supermarket,” said D.C. Council member Phil Mendelson, (D-At Large).

[Continue reading Aaron Morrissey’s post at DCist.com.]

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