clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Walmart Now Subleasing That Long Island-Queens Store

Image via <a href="
Image via

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

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]

253-01 Rockaway Blvd Jamaica, NY 11422