The Kansas City School board sided with many in the community and turned down a proposal to put in a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market in Waldo.
A crowd of 125 people gathered at Southwest Early College Campus for a town hall. Cheers came after the school board vice-chair Crispin Rea announced the board’s decision against the grocery store.
Wal-Marts plan included knocking down Bingham Middle School, building the new store, and parking. Other plans included green space and a soccer field.