Globalization of Great Falls
Blankley, Tony, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
A side effect of globalization is descending on my hometown. Nestled gently between the manicured magnificence of McLean and the imminently overdeveloped Route 7 corridor rests the bucolic village of Great Falls, where, unlike Washington, there are an equal number of horses and horses' arses - until last week. Then, the latter increased by one without benefit of being accompanied by the former. Enter the new landlord of our village shopping center, who has refused to renew the lease to Buddy and Beth Harris' coffee shop - Gilette's.
The gentle villagers of Great Falls are developing ungentle feelings toward the intruding new landlord. Thus arises my little hometown's own microcosm of the darker side of economics without borders.
The out-of-state landlord wants to …
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Publication information: Article title: Globalization of Great Falls. Contributors: Blankley, Tony - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: May 17, 2000. Page number: 21. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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