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Wal-mart is coming to Rock Island.

As the plan to move businesses from the Watch Tower Plaza to make room for it, now's the time to find out exactly where those business may be going.

Some will choose to stay near the plaza, inside the tif zone, receiving tax breaks from the city..

Others will be moving to a location about a mile away where rock island was thinking of building a Wal-mart a few years ago.

Thomas Thomas, Rock Island City Administrator says the nine businesses who are scheduled to move have been nothing but accommodating.

"If I had gotten feedback that none of the property owners were interested in moving, then I would have had to find another sight or decide how to redesign this super center."

It looks like all businesses are cooperating -- and that's making many in Rock Island happy tonight.

They say they are certainly ready for the super center to be here. 

"I think it's great that Wal-mart is coming into this area. I think the other businesses are happy with that and will be relocated," said bill smith rock island resident.

Work is already underway for a place for them to move to - about a mile from watch tower plaza.

The land was originally purchased eight years ago to make room for... That's right, Wal-mart.

The deal never came through and the land has been empty since.

But now, it may have a purpose.

Elizabeth Erdmann works near the new work site and is excited for the project to begin.

"I think that it will bring jobs to the area and I think it will be a wonderful thing."

"I know that everyone is going to be pleased but I know in the long run it will bring tax support to the area which is desperately needed and I think for the other local businesses, it will bring more in for them as well."

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