DALLAS COMMISSION BOOTS WAL-MART SUPERCENTER

DALLAS -- Wal-Mart Stores' bid to build an urban supercenter near downtown was derailed when the Dallas Plan Commission unanimously rejected the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer's plans for the radical two-story concept store, labeling it an "oversized guerrilla."The defeat was fueled by a powerful grassroots coalition of neighborhood groups that was opposed to Wal-Mart's mammoth plans to squeeze

DALLAS -- Wal-Mart Stores' bid to build an urban supercenter near downtown was derailed when the Dallas Plan Commission unanimously rejected the Bentonville, Ark.-based retailer's plans for the radical two-story concept store, labeling it an "oversized guerrilla."

The defeat was fueled by a powerful grassroots coalition of neighborhood groups that was opposed to Wal-Mart's mammoth plans to squeeze a 220,000 square-foot store onto an 11-acre tract of land that abuts residential develop

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