As the groundbreaking of the St. Albans Wal-Mart draws near, real estate developer Jeff Davis discusses his vision for Vermont’s commercial development and the 20-year process that it took for the retail store to become a reality.
Several groups are rallying at the Statehouse at this hour
to protest state budget cuts; a Vermont State Police crackdown on aggressive
driving on Interstate 89 already has resulted in a slew of tickets; more…
a number of years in the 1990s, Wal-Mart stores symbolized Vermont’s debate about its future. Eventually,
the big retailer opened stores in Bennington, Rutland, Berlin and Williston, and attention shifted. But
the debate was never fully resolved and, now, with new proposals, it’s
Ross Sneyd has more.
There’s a traffic disruption today on one of the most
heavily traveled stretches of road in Vermont; a developer hoping to double the
size of a Bennington Wal-Mart has filed for a state land-use permit; more…