Dozens voice frustration over West End Walmart

Dozens voice frustration over West End Walmart

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The West Louisville Walmart was stopped dead in its tracks Friday.

Sunday dozens gathered at 18th and Broadway, what would have been another location for the retail giant, to voice their frustration.

After the a lawsuit sat in the court system for nearly a year Walmart scrapped its plans for the project.

The reason behind the lawsuit? Plaintiffs say they had a verbal agreement with property owners Frank and Teresa Bridgewaters to add new buildings next to the Walmart.

When they didn't follow through on the agreement, the plaintiffs sued.

Sunday at the press conference, Teresa Bridgewaters said her family is hemorrhaging money.

"Before we could sign a development agreement we had to sign a $1.3 million note, and give them proof that we had $2 million to get the building down," said Teresa Bridgewaters, the co-owner of New Bridge Development. "After we got the building down, I want you to know, that up to 2011, we had invested over $6 million in this site. And the city didn't believe us."

Bridgewaters says the city ended up auditing them and the audits came back clean.

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