Residents in North Bossier are celebrating today as the news broke that Walmart would not be building a location there.

This had been a topic of discussion for quite some time, and it seems at least MOST of North Bossier residents did not approve of the location.

Today, Bossier City mayor Lo Walker announced the decision via press release.

“While it appears that Walmart will not build its new store, the potential remains for future commercial development at that location in North Bossier City,” said Mayor Walker. “I look forward to working with Walmart in their continuing role as a successful economic partner with the city.”

While this is good news, the press release also claimed that Walmart still plans to build in North Bossier... Eventually.