Walmart Reverses Course, Says It’s Still Interested in Ellisville
ELLISVILLE, Mo. (KMOX) – Walmart says it is still interested in placing a store in the town of Ellisville.
“Walmart remains interested in being a part of the Ellisville community and better serving our customers,” says Erica Jones, Senior Manager of Communications for the retail giant.
The company said on September 7 that it had pulled out of plans to anchor the development by Sansone Group on Manchester Rd. west of Clarkson Rd.
“We have decided not to proceed with our involvement in the Ellisville development,” Jones said at the time. ”We did all that was required of us to formally advance our project.”
Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul says Sansone Group never really gave up.
“I’ve stated that they’ve been trying to raise the Titanic ever since Walmart left. That’s with hiring PR firms to do polling, surveys, and go back to Walmart and say ‘See, people really do want the Walmart,'” Paul said.
Ellisville City Council members Tuesday night considered officially revoking the redevelopment agreement but Sansone protested. Mayor Paul says the meeting was heated, to say the least.