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Crain’s New York Business reports that Walmart is looking at a Brooklyn location - the Gateway II shopping center neat Jamaica Bay - as a possible location for its first store within the city limits.

"We know that New Yorkers want to shop and work at Walmart, and as a result, we continue to evaluate potential opportunities here," Walmart exec Steven Restivo told Crain's. "New Yorkers want quality jobs and affordable groceries, and it remains our goal to be part of the solution."

The company has been turned back in previous efforts to open stores in Staten Island and Queens, and former CEO Lee Scott famously once said that the New York City wasn’t “worth the effort.”

• The New York Times reports that as Walmart pushes for permission to open a second store in Chicago, it is expanding the ranks of its lobbying team there, hiring a former aide to Mayor Richard Daley as well as the brother of Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart.
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