Walmart Breaks Ground in Brooklyn, CT

Lyn LaCharite’s desire for a more bustling Brooklyn was bolstered Monday morning. The volunteer chairwoman of the town’s economic development commission and whose family owns Hank’s Restaurant, an eatery in town, helped break ground on a project three years in the making — what will be a hulking Wal-Mart Supercenter. “We’ve tried but never were able to get a sizeable chain in Brooklyn” LaCharite said. “Our town needs it. We need a big-box presence to draw people to town from other areas. We need to be able to compete with towns around us. Now we’ve got it.” “This Wal-Mart is going to provide jobs in the area,” LaCharite, whose restaurant also is located on Providence Road, said. “Residents won’t have to drive so far to shop. It’s going to spur more business in Brooklyn.”

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