Antioch City Council approves Walmart expansion

September 29, 2010 11:56:45 AM PDT
Walmart is now free to move forward with a controversial expansion in Antioch.

The council voted Tuesday night to allow Walmart to turn its store there into a super center, without a new environmental review.

Council members had concerns about the center bringing traffic, unfair competition and crime, but ultimately decided they legally could not prevent it.

Walmart has been trying to expand the store for six years, and has already undergone a long review process.

Antioch denied the project in July, but reversed course after Walmart threatened to sue.