Walmart in Brooklyn? Not so fast
is reportedly looking to open a store in Brooklyn, the company's first there and its closest to Manhattan, but there are more than a few hurdles for the company to clear before New Yorkers can begin shopping those every day low prices.
Lack of available land used to be the biggest barrier to big box stores to entering urban areas -- there just aren't a lot of places big enough to handle a 200,000-square-foot supercenter. But in the case of Walmart, finding land may prove to be easier than getting local municipalities to let them in, and New York is no exception.