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Zachary says no to new Walmart

1 year 3 months 1 week ago October 13, 2015 Oct 13, 2015 Tuesday, October 13 2015 October 13, 2015 10:20 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

ZACHARY - Listening to the complaints of citizens here, city leaders denied a plan by Walmart to build a smaller version of its store called a Neighborhood Market.

At a city council meeting Tuesday night, every member voted against rezoning land on Highway 64, next to LeBlanc's Food Store, that backs up to Live Oak Terrace neighborhood. The property would have become a Walmart grocery store but residents mounted a large fight against it.

"I really don't think we need any more commercial areas impeding on our little community," Melba Gardner said in a previous story about the rezoning.

Tuesday night, residents were supportive of the decision.

"This is democracy and it can go either way. You never know. But, it gives me great confidence in the city of Zachary and the city council," resident Debra Bellingham said after the vote against Walmart.

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