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July 3rd, 2007 - Heidi Rambo Centrella

OKC developer says Crown Heights will not neighbor a Wal-Mart



In the wake of rumors regarding a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market moving in next door to a well established residential neighborhood, developer Grant Humphries assures that is not the case for the northwest corner of Interstate 235 and NW 36 Street.

In the wake of rumors regarding a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market moving in next door to a well established residential neighborhood, developer Grant Humphreys assures that is not the case for the northwest corner of Interstate 235 and NW 36 Street.

However, Humphreys Real Estate Investment group does plan for "a Whole Foods or an HEB Central Market or a Wild Oats or something of that caliber that is not in the market presently," along with retail and residential development. Humphreys said the intent is for the area to service not only the surrounding neighborhoods, but also downtown residents.

"It can service the downtown (area), but it doesn't ruin the downtown block grid by bringing kind of a suburban-style grocery product into a small block system," he said. "Our hope is that we can keep the downtown with more urban land use with a smaller market

 
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