Walmart Expansion Moves Forward

Wednesday, Jan 20, 2010  |  Updated 7:00 AM PDT
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Walmart Expansion Moves Forward

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Construction is set to resume this spring on Walmart's plan to turn its store in east Vista into a so-called "supercenter," after the retail giant apparently settled a lawsuit that had held up the project for more than 17 months.

The suit, filed by San Diego-based attorney Cory Briggs, was filed in April 2008 on behalf of an anonymous group of residents calling themselves the Concerned Citizens of Vista. The suit was dropped by Briggs in September 2009, court records show.

Community Development Director John Conley said the city planned to issue building permits to Walmart on Tuesday.

"They could start (construction) tomorrow," he said.

The Walmart at 1800 University Drive was built in 1993 with plans for the store to later become one of San Diego County's first supercenters.

Read more about the proposed store in the full article in the North County Times.

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