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Shopping Frenzy: Wal-Mart Takes Over Atlas Park Mall

There are 18 comments on the Queens Tribune story from Apr 1, 2010, titled Shopping Frenzy: Wal-Mart Takes Over Atlas Park Mall. In it, Queens Tribune reports that:

Without much fanfare, and pretty much without anyone noticing, the Shops At Atlas Park were taken over this week by Wal-Mart, which will now bring its giant pickle jars and $2 t-shirts to what was once portrayed as the future home of Tiffany & Co.

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Glendale Guy

White Plains, NY

#1 Apr 3, 2010
Well this sucks. THis is why glendale residents opposed building this mall in the first place. THey promised us, tha no storefronts would be visible form the street. They lied. The promised us that the integrity of the neighborhood and traffic would be unaffected. They rerouted busses in increased traffic in the area ten fold, they lied. They promised us that only upscale stores would be there, they lied. Now we have a Walmart in atlas park, a mall in bankruptcy. How long will it take for walmart to buy out the retail failure that is Atlas park ?
When they do they will level that mall and put in a giant parking lot right to the street . W can kiss all of the property right down to 80th street good bye.

How did the owner of Atlas park get Walmart to open up with no announcement, no community review and no one noticing? Walmart has broken into New Yokr through the back door and they did it during the
Passover and easter holidays to keep the news down.
Mary P

Maspeth, NY

#2 Apr 3, 2010
I can't believe this. I just checked the mall. It really is there. How did we not hear about this? Walmart finally got into New York City by bailing out a foreclosed mall operator, without ever informing the residents of the area.
I guess this is why the folks in Rego Park fought so hard against them a few years ago.

I hope they do rip down the mall now and make it a conventional WalMart . My daughter hangs out there with her friends, and I always felt it was a safe place. Once the Walmart crowd shows up i doubt that will still be the case.
Better to have one huge lot, then Walmart security will be responsible for keeping it safe.
BladezRun

White Plains, NY

#3 Apr 3, 2010
Has Atlas Park been sold to WalMart? How can something like that happen without any announcement?
Inge

San Jose, CA

#4 Apr 3, 2010
There goes the neighborhood. Thanks Dale Hemmerdinger!
BladezRun

Rosedale, NY

#7 Apr 3, 2010
Yeah we confirmed it , there is no Walmart in Atlas Park. Apparently this showed up as an April fools joke on Queens Ledgers website. It was on long enough to get indexed by Google and copied to this site, but was apparently quickly removed by the Queens Ledger.
Gobbler

Oakdale, NY

#8 Apr 3, 2010
The darkies stampede WalMart on a sale with the gubmint handouts. They only killed one in Valley Stream but they should be getting better second time out. I think you dodged a huge bullet with the phony news.
liner

Bronx, NY

#9 Apr 4, 2010
hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
April FOOOOOOOOLS!!!!!!!
walmart k-mart

Denver, CO

#10 Apr 5, 2010
i'd be more afraid of the bikers on 76th street and cooper ave
Joe middle village

Howard Beach, NY

#11 Apr 5, 2010
Mary p is a lier you didn't get off your fat white trash ass for any thing but to go yo the fridge you big fat lier you should be ashaimed of your self jerk just like the people of the queens tribune should be ashaimed of them selves I will never pick up that rag of a paper even to clean windows I mite wipe my ass with it mabey
Mary P wrote:
I can't believe this. I just checked the mall. It really is there. How did we not hear about this? Walmart finally got into New York City by bailing out a foreclosed mall operator, without ever informing the residents of the area.
I guess this is why the folks in Rego Park fought so hard against them a few years ago.
I hope they do rip down the mall now and make it a conventional WalMart . My daughter hangs out there with her friends, and I always felt it was a safe place. Once the Walmart crowd shows up i doubt that will still be the case.
Better to have one huge lot, then Walmart security will be responsible for keeping it safe.
Community Disorganizer

Florham Park, NJ

#12 Apr 6, 2010
Wal-Mart would be a major improvement for that area!
Mike

Astoria, NY

#13 Apr 11, 2010
http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/queens/20...

everyone who believes this "news" from the tribune is a major idiot
A darkie

Trenton, NJ

#14 Apr 11, 2010
Gobbler wrote:
The darkies stampede WalMart on a sale with the gubmint handouts. They only killed one in Valley Stream but they should be getting better second time out. I think you dodged a huge bullet with the phony news.
You are an idiot!. Take off your hood and mask! Yeah, and the darkies (East Indians, Middle Easterners', Ukraine, and South Americans will be moving into a home near you!
Susan of Maspeth

Saint Albans, NY

#15 Apr 18, 2010
To Mary P of Forest Hills. I don't think they intended to build the multimillion dollar mall to be a babysitter for your daughter. Do you ever go there at night? It's full of loud, filthy mouth, goudy teenagers, riding around on bikes and skateboards, acting like they own the place.
mall employee

Brooklyn, NY

#16 Apr 18, 2010
I work at the atlas park mall and let me just say that there is NO walmart store opening or opened in the mall. This was an elabrate joke play by one of those crappy town newspapers. i laugh at the amount of people who come into atlas every day thinking there's a walmart there.
TheGambler

King Of Prussia, PA

#17 Apr 18, 2010
mall employee wrote:
i laugh at the amount of people who come into atlas every day thinking there's a walmart there.
Maybe they just see all of the mutants running around there and assume there's a Wal-Mart nearby.
Autorite Fecale

AOL

#18 Apr 18, 2010
mall employee wrote:
i laugh at the amount of people who come into atlas every day thinking there's a walmart there.
I laugh at mall employees.
MARY GLENDALE

Hawthorne, NJ

#19 Apr 20, 2010
amish market is out....???? was it just too pricey and just not the right fit for the neighborhood? maybe a met food or associated market in that space would be a better fit for the middle class in glendale? your feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!
shameless-li

Denver, CO

#20 Apr 21, 2010
MARY GLENDALE wrote:
amish market is out....???? was it just too pricey and just not the right fit for the neighborhood? maybe a met food or associated market in that space would be a better fit for the middle class in glendale? your feedback would be greatly appreciated!!!
are there any good german places left in glendale besides the zum stammtisch(?)

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