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The lease Walmart inked for a store on the border of Long Island and Queens may not be a Walmart after all. Last week, Crain's reported that the company would be opening a store so close to the five boroughs that "city shoppers could get there by simply crossing the street." That article has since been updated with news from a company spokesperson that Walmart is looking for someone else to fill the spot.
Crain's writes: "A Walmart spokesman said the company leased the space 'as a potentially viable site for our business, but we don't currently have a plan for the site. For these reasons, we are actively working to sublease the site.'" For now, New York City remains Walmart-free.
· Walmart lease is at city's doorstep [Crain's]
· Walmart Opening on the Border of Queens and Long Island [Racked NY]