Walmart Supercenter Is Coming to Hollywood

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Miami city commissioners just approved a 203,000-square-foot, three-story Walmart superstore in Midtown, Miami last night. Not to be outdone, the retail leviathan just announced that Hollywood will also be getting its very own supermegabehemothverybig store come 2015.

It's like Oprah decided to giveaway Walmarts to all of South Florida. Only, much, much sadder.

You get a Walmart! YOU get a Walmart! EVERYBODY GETS A WALMAAAAAART!

The Hollywood store, which will open at the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and State Road 7, will be slightly smaller than the midtown, Miami one, coming in at a whopping 180,000-square feet.

There will also be a fresh produce section because, if you weren't aware, Walmart sells EVERYTHING.

And 180 grand worth of square feet is more than enough to roam when you're looking to buy paint, a wig, hair removal cream, a tire, a Big Mac and a TV all in the same day!

As ever, the super store is saying this is all about jobs.

In a statement by the company, spokesman Bill Wertz also promised economic development:

"Our Hollywood store will bring affordable groceries and jobs to the surrounding community, while bringing economic development and revitalization to the area. We believe it will serve as a catalyst for other businesses."

Meanwhile, Hollywood commissioners are pretty much giving the same reasons for building a Walmart as the Miami commissioners did for the midtown one: there are no real inexpensive grocery stores for residents in the area.

"It has been nearly 10 years since we have seen significant development come to this area of Hollywood," Hollywood commish Linda Sherwoodand said in a statement. "Walmart is leading the way in bringing new retail to this neighborhood."

We suppose there are worse things that can happen.

And, hey, at least we know the people that get jobs at the new Walmart will be totally covered by Walmart if they can't afford food for their families during the holidays because Walmart doesn't pay them enough!

It's a win-win, really.


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8 comments
stardack
stardack

AND ONE WONDERS WHY WALMART CAN CREATE  TRULY NEW JOBS AND THE OBAMA GOV JUST CREATES A BIGGER GOVERMENT  AND THEN RAISES TAXES TO PAY THEM

keywestcanes
keywestcanes

Good Luck!! They allowed one to be built in Margate. It's on the corner of Kingston, Jamaica and Port au Prince, Haiti 

John Tracey
John Tracey

Just what Hollywood needs: Another Walmart.

pod_nt
pod_nt topcommenter

There's a Wal-Mart in Hallandale Beach, a scant few miles from this location..."da fuck"? 

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

@pod_nt the one in Hallandale is Beach side ? This one is on the West side of I-95, Hollywood & SR 7/441. NMB has one at NE 163rd Mall area and another just north of the Golden Glades on 441 that are probably even closer. I think Kendall needs one, out by London Square/Tamiami Exec Airport ? When the community doesn't pay well, it attracts lower paying jobs and in turn the Wal Mart is actually a perfect fit for that formula. Low income and they can't afford much better than Wal Mart. How pretentious South Florida is that wealth just magically appears. I mean the other day the MNT's ran an artical about a $ 65 hamburger ? Now where in the tri county area are they going to find enough customers to buy enough $ 65 hamburgers ? McDonalds has 49/59 cent burgers, the latter being with cheese. Wal Mart, last I shopped there, 3 lbs of hamburger was around $ 2.27/lb. Publix won't feed your family for that and does Publix pay much better than WalMart ? What would anyone else have as a solution, about the same pay scale, but Publix sells ground beef for $ 5-6/lb vs Wal Mart selling it for $ 2.27/lb ? WalMart may pay less, but your food dollar goes further. On an empty stomach, the choice is yours ?

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