Midtown Miami Walmart Redesign Would Include Non-Walmart Store Fronts

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via The Herald
Walmart is still marching on with its plans to build a store in the heart of Midtown Miami, but has retreated a little bit to redesign the space. In an unusual move for the retail giant, the store's new plans would include about 16,000 square feet of non-Walmart retail on the street level to be leased out to other businesses.

The move is clearly designed to mesh better with the other main retail building of Midtown. That building houses several big box stores, including a Target and a Marshalls, but features several street level smaller business and restaurants.

According to the Miami Herald, the space would be a joint venture between Walmart and Midtown Opportunities (which owns most of the undeveloped property in the area).

The space would have room for between four and six new restaurants or stores, and would face Midtown Boulevard between NW 31st and 29th streets.

The new plans were submitted to the City of Miami in an amended permit proposal. If Walmart gets city approval, they hope to start building this summer and open by the end of 2014.

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grantstern
grantstern topcommenter

Residents of this city have overwhelmingly rejected allowing Walmart in this location for all of the right reasons.  This isn't over yet.   www. nowalmartinmidtown .com

Howard Green Montaque
Howard Green Montaque

F this and build a world class skateboard park that every major city has but us...

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

u never hear of a WalMart on Old Cutler Road, Turnberry Isle or Alhambra Circle, right?! I wonder why...

Phil Ramirez
Phil Ramirez

for those who don't know, wherever a WalMart opens, everything around it collapses misteriously. U open one in Wynwood, 2 things will happen: 1-) it will gobble the entire Shops Project on Miami Avenue and 36th, or 2-) will close under the shoplifting weight!!

Jen Die
Jen Die

There is no need for a Walmart there, the residents there can afford high price groceries

Teresa Rhodes
Teresa Rhodes

Fucking atrocious! Why would you put a Walmart anywhere near the immediate vicinity of a Target? What difference does it make to add store fronts on the first floor? The issue here is the traffic that will flood there area. The big trucks that with further clog a congested area. Can you imagine how bad it will be during art walk? I've lived in midtown for 3 years and I have to say that yes putting a Walmart there will be a disaster!

Jay Lee Mendez
Jay Lee Mendez

i dont live in midtown and i dont want to see that shit there!

Felix Cheshire Thompson
Felix Cheshire Thompson

the only person who'd approve a Wal-Mart anywhere in mid-Town is someone who doesn't live anywhere near Mid-Town.

Dennis Barranco
Dennis Barranco

dammit, i thought they were denied already. Eventually they will pay off the right politician to get approved though.

Ru Ru H
Ru Ru H

Phew! We're gonna be okay then!

Joey Glez
Joey Glez

Btw how come ppl don't want the Walmart? I must've missed something

Joey Glez
Joey Glez

I'm sure they will. They cld careless abt miami residents

Manu Simnt
Manu Simnt

pls just say no:( where's that petition, already?!

grantstern
grantstern topcommenter

@Manu Simnt www.nowalmartinmidtown.com 

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