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Walmart files application for Midtown store

September 21, 2012 12:45PM

A rendering of the proposed Midtown Walmart

About a month after it announced plans to open a new store in Flagami, Walmart has filed an application for a permit for a new location in Midtown Miami, the Miami Herald reported. The 184,000-square-foot project would be located at 3055 North Miami Avenue, according to the application, with an intended opening date of 2014. “The design is very much a reflection of what currently exists at Midtown,” said Steve Restivo, a spokesperson for Walmart. “We’ve engaged the residents to learn about the needs of this community and we’ve listened.” The proposal has encountered some objections from local residents, however. “It’s a terrible design that would bring a horrific amount of traffic to the neighborhood,” said Grant Stern, an area activist. [Miami Herald]