Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Burlington Coat Factory planned in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia
Buraidah, Saudi Arabia: An unidentified investment group is planning on converting a mosque in Buraidah, Saudi Arabia into a department store, possibly a Men's Warehouse.  

Locals said the development group has no right to build a mega department store and will be refused permits. A spokesmodel for the developers say it is not a department store, only a distribution center for other planned stores in Saudi Arabia. It just happens to have a retail area which sells clothing and accessories.

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Why prohibit the clothing chain from opening in Saudi Arabia? An official from Buraidah explains "it is not as much as they sell clothing prohibited in our country as much as retail stores represent capitalism and capitalism represents greedy American capitalists and therefore should be prohibited in the kingdom." 

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