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As the Tribune reports, Wal-Mart opened its first neighborhood market store in Chicago this morning at the Presidential Towers apartment complex in the West Loop. This is the first Wal-Mart Market to open of many already under construction and purposed.
The 27,000-square-foot grocery store, first announced in February, marks the discount chain's renewed push to expand into Chicago after years of battling a union-led effort to keep the world's largest retailer outside the city limits.
The store, located at the residential tower at 555 W. Madison St., is less than one-quarter the size of a typical Wal-Mart supercenter. It carries fresh produce, meat and dairy products, frozen foods, dry goods and staples, pet supplies, health and beauty aids, stationery, a deli, a bakery and a pharmacy.
· Walmart Market Opens at Presidential Towers [Tribune]