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Willy West expansion
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West expansion grand re-opening celebration
Concerns about higher interest rates, Mr. Trump’s trade policies and slower economic growth outside the United States have weighed heavily on stocks this month. The Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index is down 5 percent in October and sits 5.6 percent below its record high in September.
Walker said he had talked with Alabama Republican Rep. Jeff Sessions, chairman of the Senate Judiciary’s immigration subcommittee, who had previously been a rare voice in calling for fewer legal immigrants.
Sessions has long been a critic not just of legalizing undocumented immigrants but also of allowing more immigrants into the United States at all — a view to which many in the GOP take exception.
Degen was considering plans that would put a few mixed-use residential buildings on the site, with some sort of retail or restaurant component. That original design had a significant green space buffer between the street and the development, with two buildings far back from the street. Crandall said that “seemed attractive to most residents” at a recent Spring Harbor Neighborhood Association board meeting.
“This is fantastic, this is lovely, this is exactly what we want to see,” Ellison said.
But because the space is zoned for Suburban Employment, plans for residential buildings require a conditional use permit.
“That kind of development is pretty strongly contrary to the city’s comprehensive plan,” Clear said. “Staff really pushed back hard.
The $25 million project comes less than two years after the Brainerd, Minnesota, company was purchased by KKR of New York, one of the country’s largest investment firms, in a move designed to add stores to its lineup of 37 locations in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa and North Dakota. Wisconsin is home to 18 stores, but others are planned or under construction in Kenosha, Ocononowoc, Eau Claire and Delavan.Mills Fleet Farm launches aggressive expansion plan, aiming to double in size in 6 years. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 6/3/2018)
That, and the strong possibility that Mills will expand into Illinois, could bring the retailer into closer competition with the similarly named but separate Blain’s Farm & Fleet, a Janesville-based chain that sells some of the same types of merchandise.
Historically, there has been little overlap in the territories of the two retailers. The great majority of Mills stores are in eastern and central Wisconsin, and in Minnesota. The great majority of the 38 Blain’s stores are in southern and southwestern Wisconsin, and in northern Illinois.
Multiple offender? Now, discontent and infighting have taken hold at the Justice Department, in part because Mr. Sessions was so determined to carry out that transformation that he ignored dissent, at times putting the Trump administration on track to lose in court and prompting high-level departures, according to interviews over several months with two dozen current and former career department lawyers who worked under Mr. Sessions. Most asked not to be named for fear of retribution.
But during an unsuccessful campaign for mayor, Mr. Lewis befriended several homeless people in Akron, an industrial city that boasts of being the “rubber capital of the world” but has lost factories and residents over the last 50 years as part of a broad decline in manufacturing. Last year, when a few of Mr. Lewis’s homeless friends asked to pitch tents behind a commercial building he owns, he approved.