Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Walmart remains silent about reopening its Chatham and Bronzeville store after they were looted two weeks during the George Floyd protests.
Other businesses that remain closed after they were heavily looted are the Nike store, the Bank of America and the Chase branch on 83rd Street, just yards away from the Walmart.
The Walmart supercenter store at 8331 S. Stewart in Chatham opened in 2012 after an eight-year effort to bring the chain to the struggling neighborhood.
Walmart was among many stores that did not receive police protection as looters raided the shelves and vandalized cash registers.
Last Saturday, several volunteers painted colorful images on the plywood at Walmart’s 47th Street store to encourage the chain to reopen the store.