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Rumors Confirmed: Wal-Mart Is Coming to Wrigleyville

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Yesterday morning, we reported a rumor that Wal-Mart was planning to open a store in the old Recycled Paper Greetings building at 3636 N. Broadway. By evening, those gumshoe reporters over at Crain's followed up the scoop and confirmed it. Naturally, community groups in Wrigleyville are grumbling about it, and new 46th-ward alderman James Cappleman sounds a little miffed that he's the last person to find out about it. (He first heard about it last week, but Wal-Mart apparently didn't contact him until yesterday afternoon.) Last year, Wal-Mart announced its intention to open as many as 24 express stores in Chicago, and every one of them will probably be greeted in similar fashion.
· Wal-Mart plans second Lakeview store [Crain's]
· There Goes the Neighborhood [Curbed Chicago]