Boys & Girls Club of Dane County CEO Michael Johnson, along with community leaders, asked Walmart to donate the building last week so they could repurpose the building into a regional youth sports center.
On Thursday, Walmart Realty responded to Johnson’s request by saying “We have determined that your current proposal is inconsistent with the defined parameters for the sale the property.”
Walmart Executive Vice President contacted me and said they would consider an offer for the building but can’t… https://t.co/ranAV090rO
— Michael Johnson (@MJohnsonCEO) February 8, 2018
“While we always welcome offers to purchase from nonprofits – and this is an option for the Boys and Girls Club – please know that our decision-making lens must consider the future success of our existing business on the site, and dynamic developments in a competitive retail environment,” Walmart officials said in a letter to Johnson.