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[Video] Walmart Neighborhood Market Coming to LA’s Chinatown in 2013

What will Chinatown LA’s new Walmart Neighborhood Market look like?

First the rumors of Walmart coming to Chinatown in Downtown LA and now the confirmation (via Curbed LA) from last week. Instead of the new smaller urban concept, Walmart Express, that I had initially guessed would open in Chinatown, it will actually be a larger (but still a lot smaller than a regular Walmart) called the “Walmart Neighborhood Market.” At 33,000 square feet, it will focus heavily on groceries and from the pictures on the Walmart LA website, look very similar to a Fresh & Easy market. According to Curbed LA, the market will begin construction this summer and open in early 2013.

Walmart Neighborhood Market is coming to Downtown LA (Photo: Walmart)

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  1. Mitch says

    There’s nothing new or mysterious about Wal-Mart’s Walmart Neighborhood Market. Just new to California. The format has been around about 15 years. There are nearly 200 stores. The version that’s going to go downtown is just slighty smaller than the norm, 31K or so square feet, compared to about 42K. Walmart started opening the slighty smaller NM stores a couple years ago. Google Walmart Neighborhood Market and you will find tons on it.

    The WNM stores in this size range going downtown are 3 times the size of a Fresh & Easy and carry around 5 times as many items. Are small supermarkets with all departments. Most have a pharmacy.

    Check Wal-Mart’s corporate website too, under press. They are opening the Neighborhood Markets regularly all over the country.

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