Appeals dropped against Vt. Wal-Mart expansion

Posted at: 05/16/2013 9:16 AM
Updated at: 05/16/2013 9:54 AM
By: AP

Wal-Mart employee pushes shopping carts toward entrance.
Wal-Mart employee pushes shopping carts toward entrance.
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BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A developer has been cleared to start construction on a Wal-Mart expansion in Bennington, Vt., seven years after first proposing it.

The owners of the Mount Anthony Country Club have dropped the final two appeals that were pending in the project.
The Bennington Banner reports no reason was given; a lawyer representing the country club declined to comment Tuesday.
Developer Jonathan Levy of BLS Bennington had secured permits from the town in 2006 to double the size of the Wal-Mart to about 112,000 square feet.
But the Vermont Natural Resources Council and a citizens' group, as well as the country club, had appealed local and state permits to expand the store.  Those cases have since been resolved.
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