Wal-Mart Plans Second Elk Grove Store

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, September 16, 2005

The 240,000 square foot store would be located at Power Inn and Sheldon Roads.

Other communities, such as Lodi and Turlock, have opposed supercenters. Anticipating similar resistance, Wal-Mart spokesman Kevin Loscotoff says they’re already rallying community support.

"Customers have come to our store and filled out support cards for Wal-Mart in supporting a supercenter model in Elk Grove. They want to see their shopping choices. They’re excited. They want their voices to be heard."

Opponents of the supercenters say they take away business from smaller stores and create too much traffic.

Elk Grove city officials say they’re researching what kinds of impacts the proposed supercenter would have on the area.