Unfortunately the caller did not take his own advice. Of course Wal-Mart has many closed stores - about 350 of them at any given time. They have their own damn realty website for heavens sake. How hard is it to find that on the internet?
There are also newspaper articles such as this one, or this one or this one. The last article is really important. Wal-Mart closed a store in Jonquière, Quebec because:
The store "has struggled from the beginning..."Jonquière, QU has a population 10 times that of Saranac Lake.
The problem here is that Wal-Mart supporters have only a few websites that can provide them with favorable "facts" about Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, those sites are all owned by Wal-Mart or by Edelman PR.