Dark Store Resources

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Big Shift to Homeowners 1970-2018
Walgreens poster sized chart

"Dark store reform important to all of us" Oshkosh Mayor Steve Cummings

Janesville City Manager Mark Freitag, Dark Store Op-Ed

Press Release from the City of West Allis -- Dark Store Loophole (PDF)

Postcard from the City of West Allis -- Dark Store Loophole (PDF)

Brochure from the City of West Allis -- Dark Store Loophole (PDF)

Dark Store/Walgreens Op Ed by Curt Witynski, July 9, 2018 (PDF)

"Why the Retail Apocalypse is Really a Renaissance" by Deloitte Development (PDF)

Dark Store Theory Research Paper by Pamela Matthews, UW- Milwaukee
How Big Box Retail Establishments Employ It to Challenge Property Tax Assessments, Its Impact on Municipalities, and How Three State Legislatures Have Responded

Dark Store Model Resolution calling on the Legislature to pass legislation Closing Tax Loopholes Causing More of Property Tax Burden to Shift from Commercial to Residential. (This downloads to your computer as a Word document.)

Close loopholes, return fairness to tax bills -- Wisconsin Journal Sentinel Op-Ed by Michael Neitzke, Tom Barrett and Cory Mason

League Testimony on AB 386

Talking Points on Dark Store Bill

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Deloitte Retail infographic