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Planning and Zoning Commission to Decide Fate of New Walmart Location Wednesday

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room, 494 Main St.

Manchester could find out Wednesday whether or not it will be getting a second Walmart location, as the big box retailers proposal to open a second super center in town appears on the agenda of Wednesday's Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. 

The proposal would see Walmart construct a 158,430-foot supercenter at 205 Spencer St. 

The existing Walmart in town, located at 420 Buckland Hills Dr. near the Shoppes at Buckland Hills mall, also has a proposal on the agenda to expand by an additional 439 square feet. 

The PZA's full agenda is attached to this article as a PDF. 

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room at 494 Main St. 

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Greg September 19, 2012 at 04:49 PM
I say tear down the toms river toll plaza on the GSP and build it right there ! :)
Nutmegger September 19, 2012 at 05:20 PM
I did indeed! And if you've been reading up on Wal-Mart's corporate strategies for the past few decades, you know that's exactly what they do in these situations. Don't read into that expansion at all. It is absolutely in no way an indicator that they're going to stay in that location long.
Nutmegger September 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM
Speaking of ruining that entire area, they just tore down the barn on the corner of Hillstown and Spencer and have all of that farmland up for sale for commercial use. It's really disgusting to think that all the strip malls and pharmacies the P&Z have vomited all over town will now be encroaching on South Manchester, the last relatively quiet spot in town.
Rebecca Smith September 21, 2012 at 12:34 AM
Greg: GSP as in Garden State Parkway???
Ricman October 02, 2012 at 08:14 PM
This has been designated retail zoning for decades. No changes needed. Even if the other Walmart closed wouldn't you rather have the new one here instead of South Windsor or somewhere else? The traffic situation has more to do with the bad idea of having moved the MCC entrance to Hillstown instead of Bidwell where it belonged.

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