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Crain’s Chicago Business reports that Walmart is planning to open a 14,500 square foot Walmart Express store on West Chicago Avenue in the River North district, just beneath a CTA Brown Line subway stop.

The store “would be Wal-Mart's second near downtown, in addition to a bigger Wal-Mart Market grocery store planned in the West Loop's Presidential Towers apartment complex,” Crain’s writes. “The Chicago Avenue deal, which sources say isn't yet a finalized lease, also shows the variety of sites Wal-Mart is considering as it aims to open several dozen stores in the city over the next five years.”
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