Proposed St. Albans Wal-Mart granted land-use permit

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A plan to build a 160,000-square foot Wal-Mart store in St. Albans has been given the state land-use permit it needs to begin construction.

The most recent effort to build a Wal-Mart in St. Albans goes back four years, but the giant retailer has been eyeing the community as a location for one of its stores for more than a decade.

There’s no word if the permit will be appealed by opponents who argue the Wal-Mart would take agricultural land out of production and create a blot on the landscape

If there is no appeal, construction could begin at any time.

The store would be built a few miles north of downtown St. Albans.

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