Wake Forest Wal-Mart Opens Despite Opposition
Posted July 21, 2004 5:39 a.m. EDT
WAKE FOREST, N.C. — After months of heated debate and construction, a new big box store officially opened Wednesday in Wake Forest.
The Super Wal-Mart is located near the old Weavexx Plant.
A year and a half ago, the fight over the store split the town. Mayor Vivian Jones led the charge to keep Wal-Mart away, fearing the store will hurt small business owners in town.
The store also handed out $15,000 in donations to local groups, including $5,000 to the Wake Forest Downtown Revitalization Program.