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Home Depot won't build on the South Hill

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A proposed Home Depot big box store that was to be developed as part of 65 acre commercial use project at Regal and Palouse Highway will not be built after all.

Wednesday afternoon a Home Depot representative released a statement saying that they had pulled out of the South Hill development.  The statement says that the home improvement chain said they reevaluated the deal and found it no longer worked for them.  The statement also stated the chain has reduced store openings so they can focus on investments in their existing stores and operations.

The proposed store was meant to be a major anchor store for the development project and had been the subject of much controversy between residents and developers.  Neighbors who live in the area say roads on the South Hill can't handle the increase in traffic a commercial development would bring.

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