Walmart Launches Website to Attract Northbrook Residents

Walmart has published their analysis and findings to back up their request to develop a Northbrook store.

The local speakers at last week's public input meeting for a Walmart at 1000 Skokie Blvd. got to be pretty loud. But Walmart hasn't quit on the conversation just yet. 

An action center website for the proposed Northbrook Walmart offers the company's logistic analysis of the property and community, as part of their pitch to build a shop in east Northbrook. 

According to the Walmart site:
  • Walmart will generate new revenues of approximately $2 million annually for the Village of Northbrook School Districts #225 and #28, Northbrook Library Fund and Northbrook Park District.
  • A Walmart store will create approximately 300 jobs, more than 50% of which will be full-time. Walmart’s average wage in Illinois is $13.16 with competitive benefit packages available to all associates.
  • Walmart will provide local residents with new shopping choices close to home.
The list of reasons to support a local Northbrook goes on for a while. Click here to see Walmart's Northbrook website

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North Brook September 25, 2013 at 09:27 AM
Asl--what do you mean that Walmart 'caters to lower class people"? I'm guessing you are old because you have no problem saying something that insulting without thinking there is anything wrong with it. I'm also guessing you are old because you are whining and complaining about change. The only study done shows property values near Walmarts increase. There are no mom and pop stores in Northbrook for us to lose. The people who will shop at this Walmart will be from the North Shore. Northbrook has repeatedly said they want to bring business/shopping options here that will attract spending from outside of Northbrook Northbrook residents drive in droves to Costco and Target in Glenview and spend money. Young families that Northbrook will need to attract to replace you when you move to Crestwood desire these types of conveniences. For the better part of 2 decades, Northbrook has botched every attempt at redevelopment (they should adopt the George Costanza approach and just do the opposite of what their insticts tell them at this point). The retail options we can hope to bring here diminish with each passing day. But, hey, we have 5 places to get coffee and 25 banks.
IgnorantA September 25, 2013 at 10:58 AM
@northbrook, what is going to happen is this, these whining cry babies are going to strong arm enough ill-informed residents to be on their side by continuing only to tell one side. The board, in fear of losing their seat will side with the crybabies, then Deerfield or Glenview will make a bid, Walmart will be built there, and the north shore still will have a Walmart, but Northbrook will not reap any of the rewards. So the crime they fear will still be here, but now no tax income to hire additional police. Roads will still be congested and crumble because the trucks will still travel down lake cook, willow or Dundee… now no tax revenue to apply towards re engineering or repaving. The same unethical practices they protest about might still be around but as long as it is 3 miles away, I guess that would be okay.... hypocrites, all of them…
Anna Adams September 25, 2013 at 11:05 AM
IgnorantA, you are on fire!! I hope you were at the recent Walmart meeting expressing your very valid points. Thanks.
IgnorantA September 25, 2013 at 11:28 AM
@anna, I think they secretly want a Walmart as an option, however, they just don't want to be seen at Walmart by their neighbors for fear of tarnishing their phony country club reputation. They are incapable of seeing the big picture. I think what is funny is this…their egos are so big they think Walmart will completely abandon the N Shore. A vote against Walmart is not a vote against Walmart. It is a vote against Northbrook. Walmart did their homework. Walmart knows there is a lot of money here on the north shore. If Walmart is not built here it will be built somewhere very very close. We will just not reap any of the rewards, just the headaches.
Ed60062 September 25, 2013 at 11:43 AM
Someone mentioned to me that perhaps there should be a land swap. Build the Walmart on the property north of Dundee and put some of the business and residential buildings planned for that property on the site Walmart is looking at. Then everyone wins and almost everyone will be happy.


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