Wal-Mart drops plan for downtown Green Bay

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Wal-Mart has dropped plans for a store in downtown Green Bay.

Wal-Mart says it’s ending its effort to locate a big box superstore in downtown Green Bay.

In a statement, Wal-Mart said that despite revisions to its plan, “some city officials created road blocks at every turn.”

The Green Bay City Council on a slim margin voted earlier this summer to reject Wal-Mart’s rezoning request. That followed nearly a year of debate between Wal-Mart supporters and opponents.

Wal-Mart regional general manager Mitch Cox says some city leaders decided to pass on his company’s offer and gamble on “what might someday come down the road.”

Press-Gazette Media reported that Mayor Jim Schmitt has indicated a local developer is interested in the downtown site. 

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0 1 ThomOfWI 2014-08-08 05:46
The people have spoken.
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