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Wal-Mart expected to build in West Valley

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WEST VALLEY, Wash. -   After five years of appeals, Wal-Mart is finally going to build in West Valley.  

But those who are apart of the, "Concerned Citizens Group," are upset that the city council has given Wal-Mart the go ahead.

One of the members of the group who lives near the Wal-Mart site said even though the group is disappointed, they are probably not going to appeal the council's decision.   

"I don't want to say it doesn't do any good, because I hope it would, but we've written letters, we've given our views and opinions and it just seems to fall on deaf ears," said Ann Roy. 

Representatives from Wal-Mart tell KNDO they are thrilled with the opportunity to bring their business to west valley.

"From the time we pick our building permits and we issue our R-N-P and select our contractor it generally takes us between 9 and 11 months to build a store," said Jennifer Holder, manager of public relations for Wal-Mart. "Then it takes us another 90 days or so to get the store and higher everybody and get everybody trained so we're optimistic we can do it in late 2008."  

Even though Wal-Mart has been given approval to build, they still have to wait to see if there are any appeals.

So far, Wal-Mart feels confident things will move forward.