Some Metro neighborhoods fight to keep big stores like Walmart from coming to town, but one area is welcoming the potential store. A Walmart Neighborhood Market would likely be a good thing for Kansas City Kansas’ Argentine Neighborhood.
The community is considered a ‘food desert’ — a place with no close or affordable grocery options. That may soon change.
LA Plaza Argentine is a huge development proposal near 24th Street and Metropolitan Avenue that would include a 41,000 square foot Walmart, McDonalds and other retailers. It’s the result of a decade-long effort to revitalize Argentine and get rid of the food desert.
A public meeting is set for next month to talk about the project that if passes would open in the spring of 2014.
If it comes, Walmart will have some competition. Construction on a nearby Save-A-Lot began in March.