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Walmart cleared another hurdle on Thursday in their quest to build a gigantic superstore in Midtown after breaking ground last week. A second-tier petition to block development of the 200,000-square-foot facility was denied, upholding the lower court's previous ruling.
Upon breaking ground, we posed Curbed readers with a poll regarding the approval of a Walmart in Midtown. Of the 582 votes, 70 percent voted against.
Adriana Reyes, Director, Public Affairs and Government Relations for Walmart Stores in Florida, released a statement:
"We are pleased that the appeals court has validated the lower court's decision and the City of Miami Commission's unanimous approval of our new Walmart store in Midtown. This decision brings Walmart one step closer to creating hundreds of new jobs and access to affordable groceries for the residents in nearby Wynwood, Overtown, Allapattah and Downtown Miami who have been anticipating our store's arrival for years. Walmart looks forward to working with our neighbors as construction progresses, store hiring begins and we prepare to open our doors."
· Midtown Walmart Coverage [Curbed Miami]