Tuesday, April 11, 2006

I'm Sure Someone Realized that Asheville Doesn't Need Another Frickin' Wal-Mart!

this just in:
Wal-Mart calls off bid to build Supercenter in West Asheville

WEST ASHEVILLE - Wal-Mart officials have told city staff that they’re pulling out of a plan to build a Supercenter on Smoky Park Highway.

According to a letter submitted today to the city of Asheville by Troutman Sanders, LLP regarding the application for conditional zoning for the project, "Wal-Mart Real Estate Business Trust ("Wal-Mart") is withdrawing its application for Conditional Zoning to be heard at the April 11, 2006, City Council meeting.

"Wal-Mart is terminating this project and will no longer be pursuing this site."

Last week, Wal-Mart asked for a delay of today’s scheduled hearing, but then decided to go ahead with it.

1 comment:

Grapevine said...

We are fighting the Home Depot. Wish they would get out of our little town.