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Lowe's plan denied in Brighton, Mass.


Mooresville, N.C. For the second time, Lowe's has been denied permission to build a store in Brighton near the Massachusetts Turnpike, according to a report in the Boston Globe.

The proposal for a 145,000 sq.-ft. store was rejected by the Boston Redevelopment Authority. Two years ago, the same planning body rejected another Lowe's proposal for the area. Local residents complained about the prospects for increased traffic.

Lowe's issued a statement: "We are disappointed by the letter, and we are evaluating all of our options."

In the same area, athletic apparel company New Balance revealed its plans last winter to build, the newspaper reported.

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