After serving our community for over 20 years, Chestnut AID Pharmacy's (Chestnut & 36th St.) owner Patrick Burke closed his doors yesterday.
Why did he close? He says one of the reasons is the 25th Street Station's Wal-Mart.
Burke, of Owings Mills, said a combination of too many federal regulations and the impending threat of a new Walmart at 25th Street Station combined to leave him too fatigued to continue operating the store he has owned since May 1991.
“The bottom line is that even if they don’t kill you, they hurt you enough,” Burke said about Walmart.
There may be some Wal-Mart apologists who say this isn't true - but here we have a report of a business owner saying one of the reasons he is closing his business now is because of the coming 25th St. Station Wal-Mart. Period.
So, that is one business and a handful of jobs lost to Wal-Mart.