A Walmart Supercenter won’t be coming to Oakland Park after all.
The Bentonville, Ark.-based company is selling 12.5-acre site at 670 E. Oakland Park Blvd. The listing includes the aging 121,000-square-foot building that was the longtime home of Kmart, which closed in 2014.
Walmart did not respond to a request for comment.
The Oakland Park city manager’s office notified the city commission of the sale Wednesday with a link to the listing, which is being handed by Katz and Associates. A selling price was not included in the listing. Agent David Emihovich would not share the listing price, saying he had no comment.
Oakland Park’s Assistant City Manager for Special Projects Robin Butler said she was still gathering additional information for the city.
Walmart acquired the property in 2012 for $11 million. After years of delays, Walmart finally got the green light to open in Oakland Park in late 2016 after disagreements with officials over traffic concerns at entrances and exits at Oakland Park Boulevard and Northeast Sixth Avenue.
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