Construction began on a new Walmart in Greenfield earlier this month, without hoopla or protests from concerned citizens that have saddled Walmart plans in other communities.
Just last week, the South Milwaukee Common Council moved ahead with a plan to sell city-owned land for a 115,000-square-foot Walmart near the corner of North Chicago Avenue and College Avenue, just across the boarder from Cudahy.
Residents there are concerned about traffic congestion and crime, according to a story by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
In June, after eight months of discussion, Greendale finally approved the construction of Walmart on South 76th Street, across from Southridge Mall where the U.S. Bowling Congress building stands. Some local store owners expressed concern of competition with Walmart.
Here in Greenfield, the new 140,000-square-foot store will occupy the land formerly known as Green Fields Golf Center, a mini-golf course and driving range that was sold to Walmart for $7.4 million. It is being built on the land adjacent to an existing Walmart, with perhaps that being the reason few or no citizens who were already accustomed to having a Walmart nearby voiced concerns about the project.
As for the current Walmart building, it is expected to be leased out by Walmart, likely to another retail business.