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Walmart to have eight city stores by week’s end; three more on tap

Updated: February 16, 2013 6:18AM

After battling labor leaders, entrenched grocers and City Council members, Wal-Mart is gaining traction toward its goal of opening “dozens” of stores in Chicago.

After Wal-Mart opens three smaller-format Neighborhood Market stores on Wednesday, the retail giant will count eight stores of varying formats inside the city limits.

Each of the Neighborhood Market stores includes a deli and groceries.

Wal-Mart plans three more store openings this year and in 2014.

The stores are located at:

♦ Wal-Mart Supercenter in North Austin at 4650 W. North Ave., the original store that opened six years ago.

♦ Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in the West Loop at West Monroe and South Jefferson streets, 570 W. Monroe (Opened 2011).

♦ Wal-Mart Express in Wrigleyville at Broadway and Addison, 3636 N. Broadway (Opened 2011).

♦ Wal-Mart Supercenter in West Chatham at 83rd Street and Stewart Avenue, 8331 S. Stewart Ave. (Opened 2012).

♦ Wal-Mart Express in River North at Chicago Avenue and Franklin Street, 225 W. Chicago Ave. (Opened 2012).

♦ Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Little Village at Cermak and Rockwell, 2551 W. Cermak (Opening Wednesday).

♦ Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Back of the Yards at 47th and Bishop, 1424 W. 47th St. (Opening Wednesday).

♦ Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Lake View at Broadway and Surf, 2858 N. Broadway (Opening Wednesday).

Upcoming projects include:

♦ Wal-Mart Supercenter in Pullman at 111th Street and South Doty Avenue (2013).

♦ Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Auburn/Gresham at West 76th Street and South Ashland Avenue (2014).

♦ Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Grand Boulevard at 47th and Cottage Grove (2014).

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