Plymouth waiting for Wal-Mart to reveal plans for vacant mall site

  • Article by: Ben Johnson , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 25, 2013 - 1:38 PM

After eight months of silence, city officials wonder when the retail giant will make a proposal to build at the Four Seasons Mall site.

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dtmonkeyboyJun. 25, 13 6:42 PM

I read comment on here that over and over again blast Minneapolis for losing retail. In fact seems many many suburbs are having a problem retaining and attracting retail too.

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mnlady2222Jun. 26, 13 1:47 PM

This story is just depressing! I really miss Marcello's pizza!! I have memories of going to this mall since I was a small child. Grocery shopping at Jerry's, getting popcorn from Woody's hardware, watching my friends dance at Summit and I even bought my wedding dress at the bridal store there. Four Season's is just ANOTHER VICTIM to Walmart!!!

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rms316Jun. 27, 13 6:05 AM

Continually putting in Walmarts at the expense of smaller independent business owners is awful. I live in Plymouth and really like it but if larger corporate entities and the taxes they potentially could pay, are the reasons they are here, it might be time to move.

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keeley2Jun. 27, 13 7:23 AM

I wonder how the residents will feel as the property sits vacant, year after year, depressing property values and becoming an even bigger eye-sore than it already is? I'm guessing that is Walmart's strategy at the moment - just sit on it and wait for a more favorable climate.

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thisislameJun. 27, 1311:23 AM

So Target can build any size anywhere, but not Wal Mart. I am tired of the "mixed use" concept.

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formeryouthJun. 27, 1312:23 PM

Walmart is a horrible employer. Minimal pay to workers and understaffed stores and I will never shop at any of these stores.

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rogerbJun. 27, 1312:27 PM

I agree with thisislame. If this were a proposal for yet another (hometown) Target Super Store, Plymouth would be jumping up and down for it to come in. Why all the hate for Wal-Mart? Oh yeah, they're not from here. And by the way Target, thanks for putting my neighborhood Rainbow out of business.

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la55122Jun. 27, 13 3:19 PM

Sorry Plymouth, when Wally World is ready, they will drop the hammer and take you to court to make it stick. At least they have been paying the taxes on the site. Now, just try to force your "mixed use" plan and you will be in federal court. Just get over yourselves and minimize the legal costs.

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morenews0013Jun. 27, 13 6:38 PM

We bought our first house in Plymouth in 1978, so we've seen the city develop over a long period of time. To the person who says Walmart put Four Seasons Mall out of business, no, most certainly not. If there's a culprit it might be Cub foods, with Target coming in 2nd. When Four Seasons opened, the Super Value was our only grocery store, that & the Super Value at a similar Mall in Maple Grove and the SV on 101 & 6. There were no Cub Food stores ,the Target on 9 was the Begin gravel pit, no Rainbows, even the Holiday across the road (now Cub) came later. A long trek to the grocery store from NW Plymouth might include a stop for a VHS tape and a trip to Snyders Pharmacy at Four Seasons. When Plymouth built up all the retail at Hwy 9 & 494, all those stores in Four Seasons became irrelevant. Plymouth rejected the proposal for a Walmart & Sams Club in the Carlson Pkwy area (a more appropriate location, IMO) so Walmart didn't kill Four Seasons, the arrival of other retail development did.

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dtmonkeyboyJun. 28, 13 7:10 AM

Actually it is the people of Plymouth themselves that put four seasons out of business. They didn't shop there. Suburbs are aging and in decline. As a result incomes are falling and low cost mega markets are coming in.

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