The fight for retailers to invest in The Pullman neighborhood was not easy because of it’s high unemployment rate,high crime stats and the resistance from Unions. Walmarts promise to pay workers higher than the minimum wage was what made the deal go through. Alderman Anthony Beale was vocal about the CTA adding a bus stop closer than the half mile stop near by. The CTA will open a new bus stop on Wednesday. The new Walmart will employ 400 full and part timers.