Wal-Mart Living: Home Is A Parking Lot

Wal-Mart is encouraging "Gypsy Shoppers" to camp overnight on empty parking lots.
October 4, 2004, 10am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"'Gypsy Shoppers', a sub-culture of RV'ers that Wal-Mart has invited to use empty parking lots overnight in lieu of traditional RV parks. Wal-Mart in turn carries a full range of supplies that RV'ers purchase, and benefit from that business. The rules vary from store to store on how long a camper can park at Wal-Mart. Some stores don't allow parking as malls they are associated with have ordinances prohibiting such activity. Many have a three night limit, and others have no time limit at all. A store in Federal Way, Washington is home to a woman who has lived in the parking lot for two years."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Sunday, October 3, 2004 in The Box Tank
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