Walmart Reaches Out to Lakeview Residents

Store executives meet with residents Monday night

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    Walmart hopes to move forward with plans to build a smaller-scale version of the big-box store in Lakeview.

    Walmart needs to ring up its best pitch before a tough crowd in Lakeview Monday night.

    The Arkansas-based retail giant reportedly wants to move forward with a store at Broadway and Surf on the North Side.

    Crain's Chicago Business reported in December Walmart signed a letter of intent for a
    30,000-square-foot-store
    .

    Walmart later contacted Ald. Tom Tunney denying that, according to Crain's.

    Store executives will meet with Lakeview residents at 7 p.m. at Wellington Church located at 615 W. Wellington Ave.

    Meanwhile residents in Little Village want the big box chain to build a Walmart in their neighborhood.

    A community group said Sunday that Little Village could use the jobs and the revenue, and the city would benefit from a more centrally located Walmart than those planned on the South Side.