NORTH LAUDERDALE – Wal-Mart officials reportedly have told city staff that they haven’t had any luck finding restaurants and stores to move in next door, as they are contractually obligated to do, because “nobody wants to come to North Lauderdale.”

City leaders are outraged that instead of a Town Center destination site, they could end up with nothing more than a giant Wal-Mart at the former U-Pick farm along McNab Road.

They’ve called a special City Commission meeting for 4 p.m. today to decide what to do next. Mayor Jack Brady said he wants an explanation from the corporate giant. […]