Bloomberg on the Wal-Mart Option

At a press conference in Times Square earlier today to announce new congestion-easing measures, Michael Bloomberg was asked about whether he thinks there ought to be a Wal-Mart outlet in the city. (Wal-Mart has tried and failed in the past to open one here.)

Bloomberg said, “It’s not the city’s business to keep anyone out,” and “any company that wants to come here is welcome.”

He went on to say that “people should have options,” and that “they don’t have to go there. They don’t have to work there. But they should have the option.”

Which seems like good news for Wal-Mart.