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Walmart Shows Interest in Northbrook

Retail giant will make proposal at next board meeting for bid for the lot near Skokie Blvd. and Dundee Rd.

Walmart will make its initial presentation for a store near the intersection of Skokie Blvd. and Dundee Road at Tuesday’s Northbrook Village Board meeting, according to Village President Sandy Frum.

"I'm not cutting them off," Frum said at Pinstripes on Monday during the annual State of the Village presentation. "I want them to make their case, I want the community to make its case."

The presentation by the retail giant will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Northbrook Village Hall. This will be the closet Walmart store to Deerfield. The closet locations now are in Wheeling and Vernon Hills.

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RonnieTheLimoDriver December 06, 2012 at 02:22 PM
No, I am not going to say Wal-Mart is a victim. By modern measures of business success, they have done a spectacular job. To be honest, I chose to frequent Wal-Mart's competition more often than Wal-Mart. However, I am all for the free market, and Wal-Mart would be wildly successful in Deerbrook. For those of you who don't like Wal-Mart, you don't have to shop there.
Robert Chesrow December 06, 2012 at 03:33 PM
I recommend watching the movie made in 2005 about Walmart; "The High Cost of Low Price." This is a really terrible company. I say Boycott this store. There are many other stores that are much better and treat their employees with dignity and respect.
D'skidoc December 06, 2012 at 06:18 PM
We don't need another Big Schlox Store anywhere near here.
J.Lyn December 07, 2012 at 04:14 AM
Hey...I thought Mariano's was looking at that space. Mariano's any day over Walmart. Does anyone know if that fell through?
Bringin' Down Briarwood December 07, 2012 at 05:08 AM
Anybody have any REAL insight into this process? I'd be interested to know why Walmart (and maybe Mariano's) covet this space, but seemingly have no interest in a somewhat established space like Deerbrook. Does the Jewel lease hold THAT MUCH leverage? Shame on the developers if it does. And how much does it cost to get the incredibly horrible corporate caretaker of Jewel to back down? No, I don't want Walmart but I'd be real interested to know why things are moving ahead in an undeveloped (for lack of a better word) area, while Deerbrook sits idle with seemingly little interest.

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