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Walmart Eyes River North Location

The retailer is considering opening a convenience store in the neighborhood



    Walmart Eyes River North Location

    Walmart could soon be moving into Chicago's River North neighborhood.

    The world's largest retailer is in talks to open a convenience store at the corner of Chicago and Franklin Avenues, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    The company unveiled the 15,000 square-foot express store format earlier this year and plans to begin rolling them out later this year.

    Walmart was met with tremendous opposition Monday by residents in Lakeview who are protesting a 31,000-square-foot "Neighborhood Market" in their community.

    Daley Assails Walmart Opponents

    [CHI] Daley Assails Walmart Opponents
    An animated Mayor Richard Daley says politics was behind the long-standing opposition to having Walmart stores in Chicago. Says Daley: "This was the right thing to do six years ago. It's the right thing to do today."
    (Published Thursday, March 17, 2011)

    In all, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced plans to open six stores in Chicago.