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ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) – Walmart is moving forward with plans for a controversial store in Ellisville, now that the Missouri Court of Appeals has upheld their conditional use permit for the project.

Residents sued to have it thrown out last year, but the court found no reason to do so.

This doesn’t mean all’s well, though. That permit expires on September 5th, and the Ellisville City Council rejected Walmart’s request for an extension.

Walmart spokesman, Chris Neely, says Walmart is fairly confident they will secure the property and construction permits before next Friday’s deadline.

“I don’t really consider this rough waters,” he said. “I do this all over the country and what I see is — its a process and I think everybody is focused on the process and trying to make sure its done correctly.”

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