Walmart Stymied Yet Again in Chicago

sudler-sothebys-logo17 June 2009 – Walmart has been stymied again. Aldi Market recently signed a lease on the Walmart coveted Chatham Market at 83rd street and Stewart. The Aldi store is set to open in 2010. The location had been scouted by Walmart since 2004. Walmart has been desperately trying to open a Super Walmart within the city of Chicago for years. Now, Wal-Mart has even bigger problems. The unions are threatening to resurrect the big-box ordinance if the City Council OKs a Walmart for Chatham, a fight that could taint the city’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics. A decision on the Games is due Oct. 2. The closest Wal-Mart is in Austin and was built in 2006.

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