Stoughton Wal-Mart Supercenter Proposal

By: NBC 15
By: NBC 15

The long battle over a proposed new Wal-Mart Supercenter in Stoughton adds another chapter this week.

Tuesday the Stoughton city council is scheduled to vote on annexing this land from the town of Pleasant Springs. Part of the land would be used to possibly relocate the current Wal-Mart on the city's south side.

Opinions on both sides hope their way means a bright future for Stoughton. Mike Gilbert is for the land annexation and he says, "The Wal-Mart that is coming in will be larger but it won't force people out of business. Those same arguments were made when the original Wal-Mart came to town. On the other hand, Eleanor Nygaard, says, "I've been in Stoughton for 91 years now and I love it here and I want it just the way it is.

The total proposed annexation area is 183 acres. Twenty nine of those acres will be used to construct the supercenter.

According to Wal-Mart officials, the current Wal-Mart would be closed when the new project is completed.

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