Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has announced that they will open two new “Neighborhood Market” stores in the city’s southwest neighborhood of Little Village and in the neighborhood of Back of the Yards, according to Crain’s Chicago.
The announcement showcases Wal-Mart’s continually growing presence in the city, after recently opening a similar “Neighborhood Market” store in the city’s West Loop last September.
The Back of the Yards store, to be located at West 47th and South Bishop, will be 31,000 square-feet and hire about 100 new employees, according to the article. Four miles away on 2551 W. Cermak will be the Little Village location, which will employ up to 120 people in their 37,000 square-foot store.
Crain’s is further reporting that construction costs is billed at $5 million for each building.
Wal-Mart’s “Neighborhood Market” format is much smaller in scale compared to their Supercenter stores, and focuses mostly on selling groceries.