In response to all those letters against the "big box ordinance," I am appalled by the way people make it sound as if we are defenseless children being bullied by big outside corporations.
On the contrary, we will be taking advantage of high-quality products at low prices. Calexico's population grows every day. More and more homes are being built yet we are limited to where we can shop.
Let's get over this "mom and pop" business and move on. Let's stop a few people from making us feel guilty about having more choices. The concept people have of "mom and pop" stores is the one where people only profit enough to get by. This is not the kind of local businesses we are dealing with.
These local businesses have made millions over the years and have monopolized the grocery industry in Calexico. The same people own most of the stores in Calexico. The local stores are making a killing off the people of Calexico and Mexicali.