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Why isn't the new Wal-Mart allowed to sell 3.2 beer or wine coolers like the other grocery stores in town?

Developers must submit development plans to the city, which are approved by city commissioners and specify a list of permitted uses for the planned development. The development plan Wal-Mart submitted to the city, for its store that recently opened at Sixth Street and Wakarusa Drive, did not include “liquor, wine and beer sales, for consumption off the premises,” as a permitted use, said Lisa Patterson, city spokeswoman.


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