Cordova residents are ready to wage war against Wal-Mart. The retail giant has plans to build a 150,000 square foot Super Center near the corner of Houston Levee and Macon Roads. But critics say the store will create traffic and safety problems for the rural area. A grassroots coalition of concerned Cordova residents has been fighting to keep the store from being built. The Land Use Control Board has already given approval to the Wal-Mart project, but the Shelby County Commission and Memphis City Council have not yet signed off. The coalition, led by attorney Brian Stephens, is hoping to convince elected officials that the area is not prepared to handle all the traffic that a Wal-Mart Super Center will attract.
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