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Jul 10, 2012 6:26 PM

Judge rules midtown Wal-Mart can go forward

TUCSON - A Pima County Superior Court judge has ruled that the proposed 24-hour Wal-Mart set for construction at the El Con Mall can go forward.

In his ruling, Judge Jeffrey Bergin affirmed that previous zoning decisions made by the city were valid.

Residents in the El Encanto and El Conquistador neighborhoods opposed to the store have been fighting the development for years. Wal-Mart first considered a store at El Con in the year 2000.

After Judge Bergin's ruling came down, an attorney for the neighborhood told News 4 Tucson: "We are disappointed, and disagree with the result. We are evaluating options for the next step."

The Wal-Mart is set to be constructed where the El Con Mall's Macy's department store formally resided - crew completed demolition of that site last month.

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