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It's Here: Massive Walmart Finally Opens in Chinatown

Image via Brigham Yen
Image via Brigham Yen

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Is this the start of Chinatown's grocery gentrification? Love it or hate it, the big-box behemoth that is Walmart finally opened the doors to its massive 34,000-square-foot Neighborhood Market last week, and DTLA expert Brigham Yen reports the all-in-one produce and pharmacy store is getting lots of love from locals.

Despite garnering plenty of protests at every step of development, the giant chain store is enjoying a steady stream of customers from nearby Chinatown, observes the Downtown Rising blogger. About half of the shoppers are heading to the store on foot, a Walmart rep tells Yen, while one commenter has spotted Eastside hipsters, European tourists and Dodger fans browsing the retailer's aisles.
· New Walmart Neighborhood Market Opens 34,000 SF Store in Chinatown, Downtown LA [BY]

Walmart Neighborhood Market

701 W Cesar E Chavez Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (213) 337-0172 Visit Website

Walmart

701 West Cesar E Chavez Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012