Walmart has filed a motion seeking to lift an injunction that has prevented the retailer from constructing a store in Burbank prior to the outcome of a lawsuit brought by three residents.
The motion was filed last week after a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge granted both sides more time to prepare for a trial in which the residents are attempting to block construction of a Walmart at the former Great Indoors site adjacent to the Empire Center.
The residents claim city officials erred in issuing the building permits because they did not adequately address impacts to the surrounding streets.
Walmart and the city have maintained that the permits are valid and that the retailer is clear to work on a new store.
“Our contention remains that our permits were issued validly so we are pursuing options that allow for future employment opportunities and affordable shopping choices in Burbank,” Walmart spokeswoman Rachel Wall said Monday.