The Midway Walmart is a former K-Mart, with all that implies. It’s a great place to go if you want a look at customer service from the old East Germany. It’s basically a small Walmart, with fewer groceries and more inner-urban dysfunction.
And now, via Fred Melo at the PiPress:
More than a rumor, not quite a fact: Walmart has at least kicked the tires on the prospect of leaving St. Paul’s Midway and opening in the former Rice Street Sears, which has room for an ample grocery. The degree to which they’re seriously considering it? I don’t know.— FredMelo, Reporter (@FrederickMelo) April 3, 2019
My fearless (and likely balderdash) prediction: both sites will sit, unchanged, for the next five years.
Then, Major League Soccer (or at least the Minnesota club) will fold, and all three sites will sit vacant (or blighted, in Walmart’s case) for a decade or two while various inner-city power interests argue for decades.