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Thursday, October 5, 2017

Walmart closing Riverdale market

Posted By on Thu, Oct 5, 2017 at 7:06 PM

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Walmart is closing its neighborhood market on Cantrell Road in Riverdale. Not surprising. It has few customers on the occasions I go in. Makes it convenient. Fresh offerings are decidedly subpar, however. Notice says closing is Nov. 2.
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Somebody call Jeff Bezos. Maybe Whole Foods could make that jinxed location work.

Much discussion on our Facebook post about this on alternatives for the site. Forget Trader Joe's. Until it has a closer warehouse/distribution center, Little Rock isn't likely a target for expansion. Tough location, too. Low-density population to the east; river cuts off northern potential (though apartment developments in Riverdale have helped.) Whole Foods is testing a smaller format, highly digital store — Whole Foods 365 — in some cities, but someplace up and beyond Cantrell Hill is a more likely location for that, should it ever come to pass.

PS: Maybe if Trader Joe's rethinks Memphis, there's a chance for LR.

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