Walmart Gets Approved For Demolition Permit In Midtown Miami, Construction Permit Pending

Walmart appears to be moving forward with plans to build a store in Midtown Miami, despite a pending court case challenging city approval of the store.

The company applied for a phased construction permit to build a foundation last week, city records show. Also last week, the city granted approval for a demolition permit for the site.

A case is pending before the Third District Court of Appeals that challenges city approval of the store. The two activists behind the appeal say that they have managed to delay the store for four years now.

 

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Anonymous
5 years ago

can’t wait to see where all the cars are going to park

Anonymous
5 years ago

Have to say that people fought WalMart and almost won. David vs goliath.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Not exactly an up and coming neighborhood anymore is it.

Yet Another Anonymous
5 years ago

I forgot what’s there that needs to be demolished.

marc
5 years ago

I think there’s a garage at 29th and Miami.

laz
5 years ago

FInally, so sick of all the haters complaining when they have a target on the other block

Anonymous
5 years ago

Walmart used to be alright for Anytown, USA rural areas and suburban concentrations of big box retail, but will never work in urban areas compared to many big box stores which were successful. It’s primarily because of the image it had already established. Time and time again, Walmart has failed miserably making itself appealing to people against it by trying to be “hip” with changing their logo and airing stupid commercials. All they affirmed is you can’t put lipstick on a pig.

Chains like off-price department stores (Ross, Marshalls, etc.) people like to talk about, and other discount stores like Target, don’t have Walmart’s negative publicity because either they’re unashamedly discount or have always been established as a pleasant place to shop. Also, it’s proven Walmart lowers property values, and admitted its business strategy in urban areas is to profit from welfare recipients.

It’s so bad, even the Chinese and Mexicans are against Walmart abroad constructing stores in their neighborhoods.

Marc305
5 years ago

With Target, Ross, and now Walmart, I hope we will see even more businesses coming to Midtown. It would be great to have a Brandsmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Lowe’s and maybe even an Ikea in the not too distant future.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Can’t tell if you are being sarcastic

Anonymous
5 years ago

I agree, Midtown needs to be more like anytown usa.

Anonymous
5 years ago

Yeah because midtown is so unique with their HomeGoods and Marshall’s. We dont have enough overpriced pretentious restaurants and furniture stores. No need for practical stores to buy everyday items. We can just drive all the way to Westchester for that.

Really???
5 years ago

I actually agree. We need more big box retail closer to as a convenience for these urban locations. People can snicker at Walmart but that’s because as usual most people are simply behind the curve. Walmart has been making inroads and creating smaller stores in cities like DC to much success. Unfortunately when most people think of Walmart they think of the lower income people who live in suburbs. But at the end of the day stores are comprised of the people who live in the community. The area around Midtown is rapidly changing. And people of all socioeconomic backgrounds enjoy the convince of big box retail.

Marc305
5 years ago

No, I am not being sarcastic. I honestly hope that the whole area filled with warehouses and empty lots between downtown and midtown would have all these stores. As it is now I have to drive to Dadeland Mall for a Brandsmart, go down to Coral Way for a Bed Bath & Beyond, and trek all the way to West Miami for Ikea. Miami is becoming a huge urban city and the residents need an area with big box retailers. Target and Ross were the catalysts and now more stores need to come. Maybe then the Metromover will be expanded into midtown and less people will have to drive when they go shopping.

Anonymous
5 years ago

FYI there’s Bed Bath & Beyond at Dadeland, so no need to do that trip.

Midtown Mike
5 years ago

And of course don’t forgot our favorites CVS and/or Walgreens Payless Shoe stores and Publix

Anonymous
5 years ago

Well target just lost out big time. Say hello to the hoodrats pouring in from lil haiti and allapattah and more traffic on North Miami Ave. Oh and bye bye property values for all those midtown condos. (Now reply with your swiss cheese arguement)