The Greendale Village Board made the final approval of the construction of a Wal-Mart at the U.S. Bowling Congress Site that will include a 40% grocery market, pharmacy and two out lots for development by future tenants.
Wal-Mart representatives have stressed that this particular store will be a neighborhood store meant to service the community within a 2-mile radius.
U.S. Bowling Congress owners and village officials said that it took three years of marketing to find a developer willing to commit to a project on that particular location.
The current property where Wal-Mart would be is valued at $4 million. Once development is done the value of the property would go up to about $10 million or more, which would go towards the village’s tax base, according to village officials.
In the past several people have voiced opinions in favor and against the project. This time only a handful had something to say on Tuesday night's meeting. Some were in favor and others were against the project.
Kathy Davenport, owner of in the Village Center, expressed concern of competition against Wal-Mart.
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