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Petition drive aims to derail downtown Green Bay Walmart store

6:57 AM, Sep. 18, 2013
A patron at Kavarna Coffeehouse, 143 N. Broadway, stops Tuesday to sign the petition opposing a Walmart store.
A patron at Kavarna Coffeehouse, 143 N. Broadway, stops Tuesday to sign the petition opposing a Walmart store.
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Opposition to a Walmart store in Green Bay's Broadway shopping district continues to grow, with nearby residents and merchants petitioning against the development and Mayor Jim Schmitt contacting Walmart to oppose it.

A grass-roots organization launched the petition drive Tuesday in hopee of showing widespread opposition to the big-box retailer's plan to open a store alongside Broadway's small boutiques and specialty shops.

A business group called the Broadway Business Alliance supports the petition drive, although participants said their efforts alone will not likely be enough ...

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