Los Angeles Business Journal

Panel Seeks Temporary Ban on Big-Box Stores Downtown

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Alarmed by plans for a Wal-Mart grocery store in Chinatown, a city planning committee has approved a temporary ban on large retail chain stores setting up shop in the downtown district. The Los Angeles Times reports that the Los Angeles City Council’s Planning and Land Use Management panel instructed the city's Planning Department to prepare an ordinance, but it would not affect the permits issued to Wal-Mart in March.