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Cellphones replace Locksmith after Umpteen Years in Business on Palm Avenue

Do you think Walmart's responsible for the demise of D&L Locksmith?

At the corner of Palm Ave. and Florida St., a Spanish themed metroPCS cellular phone distributor has replaced D & L Saw Service & Locksmith, a long-time Imperial Beach business located next to Billie Jean's Hair Styling.
 
It appears that the new Walmart's key department is living up to the standard expectations of corporate, "crush the local competition"!
 
Welcome to IB  metroPCS - good luck with your new business venture - watch out for the Palm Ave. Walmart - if they see you succeed, they may go Español on you too!

Do you think Walmart's responsible for the demise of D&L Locksmith?

Will any employees receive a pay increase now the local competition is effectively crushed?
YOGI IB August 17, 2013 at 04:16 PM
I agree. The customer support at this spot was very unprofessional. Is it a coincidence that the T-shirt store across the way has the same type of customer service? Either way, this is great news for the keyshop down the street, by SouthBay Lounge. The pricing is better and you can eat at Mariscos Isaac, recycle your recyclables or have a drink at the bar while you wait! Thank You D&L! :D
Mark August 18, 2013 at 01:18 AM
Walmart did not do it. If they survived with Home Depot, they would have survived Walmart.
Mark August 18, 2013 at 09:19 AM
Some Walmarts sell cell phones too.
IBGoodWatchMan August 18, 2013 at 12:05 PM
What would help Imperial Beach is to get rid of the "meth weirdos" at 221 daisy avenue. These guys have some serious drug problems and gang connections. Check the police blotter for that address if you do not believe me. Children in that neighborhood are warned to stay away from the predators at that address. Pretty sad that the police are cleaning that up. I am all for cleaning up the vermin that destroys our beautiful beach community.
Lee DeLay August 19, 2013 at 05:24 PM
The answer NO. Poorly run businesses rarely last long with competition in town. John had an excellent point too about technology. You might as well throw in Starbucks if you want to bash and they fall on the other end of the pricing spectrum. Want to know how they do it? Great product, consistency, and customer service. How many closed IB businesses (not a bar) can say that?

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