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Green Bay mayor doesn't support new Walmart

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GREEN BAY (WKOW) -- Green Bay's mayor doesn't think a Walmart store would be a good fit for the city's downtown area.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has been in discussions with the property owner, On Broadway Inc., about locating a store on the northeast corner of the downtown area which once was home to the Larsen Canning Co.

On Broadway president Greg Larsen says Wal-Mart is one of many businesses interested in developing a portion of the former cannery.

Mayor Jim Schmitt tells reporters the property isn't suited for big box use. He says its brownstone buildings are better for unique, non-franchise businesses. Schmitt says it takes away from the character of an area in which the city has long invested.

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