Stoughton, Wisconsin, Citizens Declare “Uff-da Wal-Mart”

Date: 1 Jul 2003 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

Residents of Stoughton, Wisconsin, have come together under the banner "Uff-da Wal-Mart" to fight the company’s plans to turn a nearby cornfield into a massive supercenter. Uff-da is a Norwegian expression of disdain. In mid-July, Uff-da Wal-Mart scored a significant victory when the City Council adopted a 90-day moratorium on big box retail development. The ordinance temporarily bans development of stores larger than 50,000 square feet. … Read More

Old Saybrook, CT Bans Superstores

Date: 1 Aug 2002 | posted in: Retail | 0 Facebooktwitterredditmail

After more than four years of fighting to block three big box retailers, the town of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, has adopted an ordinance banning stores over 88,000 square feet. That’s about the size of two football fields, but smaller than a typical Home Depot or Target store. The new law also restricts commercial buildings in some parts of town to no more than 25,000 square feet.… Read More