Amendment + Walmart would snarl Midtown traffic, say critics

By | June 18th, 2012 | 17 Comments
Walmart Loading Zone

A proposed amendment to permit above-ground service loading in Midtown may reignite the Midtown Walmart debate.

At a meeting on Wednesday, the City of Miami’s Planning, Zoning, and Appeals Board (PZAB) will consider a proposed amendment to the Midtown Miami master plan that would permit service access and service loading along North Miami Avenue south of 34th Street — exactly where Walmart is planning to build its first Miami store.

Update: PZAB deferred its consideration of the amendment until Wednesday, July 18, at 6 p.m., at City Hall in Coconut Grove (3500 Pan American Drive).

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Fox News zeroing in on Midtown Walmart story

By | March 6th, 2012 | 1 Comment

Fox News is requesting interviews with people involved in the Midtown Walmart debate.

The Midtown Walmart story might be getting the Fox News treatment.

A booker with the weekend edition of the show Fox & Friends has been reaching out to people involved in the issue, including anti-Walmart petitioner Grant Stern, to set up interviews.

Also likely to be on their list: Alicia Coker, who started a Facebook group on Monday called “Bring Walmart to Midtown” that, as of noon on Tuesday, March 6, has 21 members.

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