Key LA Panel Recommends Against Big Box Ban In Chinatown

07/13/2012 06:15 pm ET
Marc Goumbri

A key city panel voted Thursday to oppose a plan to ban large chain stores in Los Angeles' Chinatown, despite pressure from labor-allied groups who are fighting Wal-Mart’s effort to expand in the area.
On a 5-2 vote, the Los Angeles City Planning Commission adopted a recommendation opposing the ban from the City Planning Department, which found it would not conform to city policies.

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