To date, Wal-Mart, the world's biggest company, known for it's warehouse-sized stores and low prices, has not filed a permit indicating its intention to bring a grocery store to Assembly Square.
Media reports, however, indicate the retail giant plans to open a Walmart Neighborhood Market, which is a grocery store, in the old Circuit City building, near Home Depot.
Already, a coalition of local groups against Wal-Mart has begun to organize. The coalition, called The Somerville Coalition for a Responsible Walmart, held a public meeting for the first time Wednesday night.
Not everyone in Somerville is necessarily against Wal-Mart opening a grocery store here. One Somerville Patch reader commented on the site, "There is nothing wrong with healthy competition … We need another discount grocery store in Somerville."
Many people are passionate about Wal-Mart. What about you?