Portland, Maine (AP) Walmart’s new Portland neighborhood market is one.
The upscale shopping mall in the city of Portland is one example of how some businesses are taking advantage of the growing interest in shopping in America’s biggest city.
The store opened in January and will open in the heart of downtown Portland, about a block from a busy intersection where a giant sign warns drivers that the area is a high crime area.
It also offers a wide variety of specialty products including frozen chicken, fresh seafood, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat and cheese, dairy products, bakery products and specialty merchandise.
Walmart says the store’s “socially conscious and socially conscious retail concept” will help boost the city’s economy by creating jobs and improving neighborhood services.
It’s not the first major mall in Portland to open in a neighborhood.
In May, the city opened a new Walgreens in the trendy South End, a block away from the main shopping center.