Big Box Wins and Losses on Election Day

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

Voters in Lakeway, Texas, about 20 miles west of Austin, overwhelmingly rejected a resolution to allow the construction of a 48-acre shopping center anchored by a 184,00-square-foot Wal-Mart store. The election drew the largest turnout in Lakeway history with residents voting 1,880 to 749 to block the development by retaining the town’s current 100,000-square-foot size limit on retail stores. The city council had earlier voted to lift the size cap and grant preliminary approval to the project. … Read More