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Altadena Walmart a year later: Some small competitors thrive, others fail

by Wendy Lee | Take Two

Enedina Arrellano, a cook at Poncitlan Burrito Express in Altadena, makes a to-go order for a customer on Thursday, March 27. The store first opened in 1992 as a convenience store with a meat counter and was called Poncitlan Meat Market. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

It's been a year since Walmart opened a market in a working class neighborhood in Altadena. A lot of small business owners were concerned about what low-priced competition would bring. 

KPCC's Wendy Lee began following the story before the walls went up.

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