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WalMart to Pitch Lakeview Residents Tonight

By Chuck Sudo in News on Apr 11, 2011 9:19PM


WalMart representatives are taking their pitch for a Lakeview location directly to the people who don't want one at tonight's meeting of the South East Lake View Neighbors general meeting. The SELVN is also expected to vote on a measure supporting or rejecting a move by 44th Ward Ald. Tom Tunney to downzone the building at Broadway and Surf that has been suspected for months of being a possible location for a WalMart in the neighborhood. Bruce Alan Beal, founder of the Stop the Lakeview Lincoln Park WalMart Facebook page, wrote to members of that group, "This meeting will be your first and probably only chance to directly express your concerns to Walmart corporate reps, assuming they show up."