Front page of the business section of today’s Austin American-Statesman says it all: "Wal-Mart part of Northcross plans." According to the article, the new 2-story supercenter will replace Sports Authority in the mall. It will follow the new urban store format the company has begun building in large cities around the country. According the article, these new stores don’t follow the large sprawling box design and make an effort to "tailor to local tastes and aesthetics." ANA’s president Gretchen Vaden is quoted in the article. The article also talks about what Lincoln Properties, the new owner of the mall, has in the works for the rest of Northcross mall, soon to be Northcross Center. Please read it and feel free to leave your comments here.