Walmart http://wfpl.org en Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Prefers Urban-Style Walmart, Has Concern About Cost http://wfpl.org/post/louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-prefers-urban-style-walmart-has-concern-about-cost <p>Mayor Greg Fischer agrees with neighborhood leaders who favor an urban design for the planned Walmart coming to west Louisville, but he warns the potential for extra cost could be a roadblock.</p><p>Last month, a coalition of residents and preservationists held a <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-leaders-residents-slam-west-louisville-walmarts-suburban-design">forum calling on Walmart and the city to build a more urban-styled store</a> to benefit pedestrians and public transit users.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:56:03 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9692 at http://wfpl.org Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Prefers Urban-Style Walmart, Has Concern About Cost Listen: In News Special, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Discusses Downtown Violence, Walmart and More http://wfpl.org/post/listen-news-special-louisville-mayor-greg-fischer-discusses-downtown-violence-walmart-and-more <p>Mayor Greg Fischer joined us &nbsp;Monday afternoon for an hour-long call-in special. He discussed the <a href="http://wfpl.org/term/2014-louisville-budget-proposal">city budget</a>, downtown violence (and the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/listen-misidentified-4-say-they-have-lost-faith-louisville-metro-police">alleged racial profiling</a> that followed in its wake), and other recent developments in Louisville.</p><p>Listen below:</p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 19:20:20 +0000 Laura Ellis 9675 at http://wfpl.org Listen: In News Special, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer Discusses Downtown Violence, Walmart and More Walmart Job Openings Trump Store Design, Says Louisville Civil Rights Group http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-job-openings-trump-store-design-says-louisville-civil-rights-group <p>Though a&nbsp;<a href="http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-leaders-residents-slam-west-louisville-walmarts-suburban-design">coalition of west Louisville neighborhood leaders are demanding an urban-styled Walmart</a>, a prominent civil rights organization says the 300 expected jobs matter more to residents.</p><p>Those who oppose a suburban superstore for the 18th &amp; Broadway location want Mayor Greg Fischer and other city officials to stand up to the big-box retailer, which is seeking an exemption from the city's land code.</p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:27:59 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9605 at http://wfpl.org Walmart Job Openings Trump Store Design, Says Louisville Civil Rights Group Neighborhood Leaders, Residents Slam West Louisville Walmart's Suburban Design http://wfpl.org/post/neighborhood-leaders-residents-slam-west-louisville-walmarts-suburban-design <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A coalition of west Louisville neighborhood leaders on Friday night&nbsp;hammered Walmart for seeking to build a suburban-styled superstore in their community at the old Philip Morris site.</span></p><p>Since Mayor Greg <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-supercenter-be-built-west-louisville">Fischer announced the $25 million project</a>, the debate on the big-box retailer's emergence at 18th and Broadway has shifted from jobs and retail needs to the superstore's design.</p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:14:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9568 at http://wfpl.org Neighborhood Leaders, Residents Slam West Louisville Walmart's Suburban Design Does Walmart Fit West Louisville’s Jobs and Economic Vision, Forum Asks http://wfpl.org/post/does-walmart-fit-west-louisville-s-jobs-and-economic-vision-forum-asks <p>Does Walmart fit with the vision of west Louisville's economic and jobs plan?</p><p>That was a question the Louisville Forum tackled Wednesday afternoon in a debate featuring some of the deal's vocal critics and supporters.</p><p>Metro Council Democrats Attica Scott and David Tandy took opposing views on the deal and the need for public subsidies.</p><p>The two grappled with what the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-supercenter-be-built-west-louisville">$25 million project </a>will mean for the area.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 19:22:50 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 9101 at http://wfpl.org Does Walmart Fit West Louisville’s Jobs and Economic Vision, Forum Asks Walmart Supercenter to be Built in West Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-supercenter-be-built-west-louisville <p>Joined by Louisville Metro Council members, community leaders and neighborhood residents, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Monday that Walmart will build a supercenter at the old Philip Morris site.</p><p>The $25 million project is the largest investment in the city's West End in over a decade and is being heralded by supporters as a sign that its neighborhoods are "open for business."</p><p>Walmart plans to build a 155,000 square foot store that will be the size of nearly three football fields, which is expected to bring in over 300 jobs to the area.</p> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:30:27 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8960 at http://wfpl.org Walmart Supercenter to be Built in West Louisville Walmart at 18th and Broadway in Louisville Expected to be Announced Monday http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-18th-and-broadway-louisville-expected-be-announced-monday <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A former Louisville Metro Councilwoman is saying a Walmart is coming to </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Broadway in Louisville, and an official announcement will be made Monday morning.</span></p><p>Denise Bentley, who left the council in 2005, posted to Facebook Friday saying "Walmart is coming to 18th and Broadway!"</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:43:26 +0000 Gabe Bullard & Phillip M. Bailey 8944 at http://wfpl.org Walmart at 18th and Broadway in Louisville Expected to be Announced Monday Potential Walmart Plays Role in Louisville Metro Council District 1 Election http://wfpl.org/post/potential-walmart-plays-role-louisville-metro-council-district-1-election <p>The debate over a potential Walmart in west Louisville is beginning to influence a city election.</p><p>In the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/late-louisville-councilwoman-judy-green-s-daughter-running-mother-s-seat">Democratic primary election for the Metro Council Distirct 1 seat</a>, attorney Jessica Green is challenging incumbent Attica Scott in a closely watched contest.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:49:46 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8487 at http://wfpl.org Potential Walmart Plays Role in Louisville Metro Council District 1 Election West Louisville Neighborhood Leaders Want Transparency in 'Walmart Deal' http://wfpl.org/post/west-louisville-neighborhood-leaders-want-transparency-walmart-deal <p>Neighborhood leaders in west Louisville want more information about a development project at the old Philip Morris plant.</p><p>Last November, <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-deal-coming-philip-morris-site-west-louisville-sources-say">WFPL reported a deal was in the works to bring a Walmart</a> to the southwest corner of Dixie Highway and Broadway in the California area.</p><p>Since then community leaders, labor groups and elected officials have engaged in an at times fiercely worded debate over the retail giant.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 8461 at http://wfpl.org West Louisville Neighborhood Leaders Want Transparency in 'Walmart Deal' 'Walmart Deal' Coming to Philip Morris Site in West Louisville, Sources Say http://wfpl.org/post/walmart-deal-coming-philip-morris-site-west-louisville-sources-say <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A deal is in the works to bring a Walmart to west Louisville, sources close to the negotiations tell </span>WFPL<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News.</span></p><p>Metro Government and the project’s developers, <a href="http://www.tmgky.com/aboutus.html">The Mardrian Group (TMG)</a>, have been trying for nearly a decade to bring a major retailer to a lot at the southwest corner of Dixie Highway and Broadway that was formerly occupied by a Philip Morris plant.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:59:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 7531 at http://wfpl.org 'Walmart Deal' Coming to Philip Morris Site in West Louisville, Sources Say