AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsBut officials say that business at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at 1827 Walnut Grove Ave. is meeting all expectations. “It is doing better than I anticipated,” Store Manager Jorge Lopez said. Whether it was the dozens of satisfied building requirements or the promise of delivering groceries at low prices, Lopez said the store has “lived up to our end.” City records show that Wal-Mart has satisfied nearly all of its required conditions for approval. There are three outstanding conditions: electrical transformers need to go underground and there is confusion whether an existing sound wall is satisfactory. Planning Administrator Matt Everling said the staff will follow up with these concerns and report the information back to the planning commission at a future date. ROSEMEAD – It’s been a little more than a year since the store that was the source of debates, lawsuits and a recall effort opened in the city. But a topic that once drew hundreds of upset opponents only drew a handful of residents on Monday, who attended a meeting to complain about the Wal-Mart Supercenter on Walnut Grove Avenue. Residents said at a Wal-Mart building review Monday that noise, run-away shopping carts and increased traffic are continual problems. “The fact that people aren’t here tonight is not an indication that all is well,” said Yuki Fukumoto, a Wal-Mart neighbor and Rosemead resident. “We’ve gone from a quiet, residential neighborhood to a noisy street.” In Wal-Mart on Tuesday, women got their nails done, kids ate at the McDonald’s, and shoppers walked out of the store, their carts full of groceries, baby clothes and toilet paper. “I think that the community response has been overwhelmingly positive,” Lopez said. Monterey Park resident Betty Sarvegna shops at the Rosemead store about once a month. “The prices for groceries are more affordable than compared to other stores,” she said. Financial targets have been hit, city building conditions have been met, and customers seem to be happy, Lopez said. Tiffany Moffatt, community spokeswoman for Wal-Mart, said that the company “typically doesn’t release specific sales and performance numbers.” “But I can tell you we are extremely pleased with the fact that it has been very well received in the market,” Moffatt said. “It’s exceeded our expectations.” City Manager Oliver Chi did not release how much money in sales-tax revenue has been produced from Wal-Mart because that information is “privileged and confidential.” The Singtao Daily reported on Sept. 9, that Councilman John Nu ez released a “classified document” stating that the first quarter of the year Wal-Mart paid $160,000 in sales-tax revenue, which is $60,000 more than expected. On Monday, about six residents voiced their concerns. “For some of the residents that live close by, there is still a concern, especially with noise,” said Mayor John Tran. Tran, who voted against the approval of Wal-Mart, said the store has become more integral to the community. The store has sponsored several schools, city events and local clubs. “I think that people have a little bit different perception of the Wal-Mart today,” Lopez said. Marlene Shinen, a San Gabriel resident, said she was upset that Wal-Mart shopping carts can be spotted throughout the city. Councilwoman Margaret Clark said that problem is not unique to the city or the store. “We have shopping cart problems everywhere,” Clark said. “And we have an ordinance for fixing that.” firstname.lastname@example.org (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2477160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!