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No Wal-Mart in DC Until At Least 2013

by Shilpi Paul

No Wal-Mart in DC Until At Least 2013: Figure 1
Rendering of Fort Totten Wal-Mart.

District residents have a little more time to get used to the idea of having a Wal-Mart in their midst.

The monster big box store chain is pushing back delivery of their first DC store to late 2013 from an original estimate of late 2012, The Washington Post is reporting.

Of the six stores on the boards for DC, the one planned for the intersection of Georgia and Missouri Avenue NW (map) appears to be the closest to opening, with a possible delivery date of late next year.

From The Post:

“While construction timelines are fluid and driven mostly by the developer, we’re using the extra time to further engage with the neighborhoods that surround our stores and build even more support for Wal- Mart,” company spokesman Steven Restivo said.

JBG’s mixed-used complex at 801 New Jersey Avenue NW could open in early 2014, according to The Post, and the rest may trickle out later.

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1 Comment

  1. adam said at 6:37 pm on Monday April 9, 2012:
    How about the one on H and New Jersey, NW? They've already dug the hole for that one. I'd imagine the building will be done by the end of 2012 or early 2013. Is is just going to sit empty for a year?

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