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Walmart to apply for Midtown Miami space by year’s end

October 27, 2011 04:34PM

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The NW 31st Street site Walmart covets
Miami is on the verge of getting its first Walmart, the Miami New Times reported. Developers Diversified Realty, the Cleveland-based firm behind the Shops at Midtown Miami, wants to bring a 160,000-square-foot location of the massive retailer to NW 31st Street between North Miami Avenue and NE First Avenue.

A similar proposal back in 2005 was shot down by city officials, but due to the economic downturn many believe Walmart has a better shot of getting political clearance this time around.

Walmart confirmed to the Miami New Times that it plans to apply for construction permits for the site by the end of the year. [Miami New Times]