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DDR and Walmart team to open, expand four stores


Beachwood, Ohio -- DDR Corp. announced Friday plans to redevelop four shopping centers by adding two new Walmart stores in Florida and expanding two existing stores in Ohio and Puerto Rico.

"These projects will deliver desired growth opportunities to the world's most successful retailer and further strengthen DDR's relationship with its largest tenant," said Paul Freddo, senior executive VP leasing & development for DDR.

At DDR's The Shops at Midtown Miami, a 645,000-sq.-ft. mixed-use center in Miami, Walmart plans to build a 160,000-sq.-ft. store on a currently undeveloped five-acre parcel adjacent to the existing center which currently features Target, Marshalls, HomeGoods, PetSmart, Ross Dress For Less and The Sports Authority.

At Tarpon Square in Tarpon Springs, Fla., Walmart has purchased a former Kmart location and will open an 85,000-sq.-ft. store with a full line of grocery offerings.

Walmart also plans to expand its existing stores at Southland Crossings in Boardman, Ohio, and Plaza Palma Real in Humacao, Puerto Rico, to include a full line of grocery products.

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