Johnson sees future for Sam’s Club building

With the Sam’s Club on Madison’s far west side closing, the Wisconsin State Journal reports that Michael Johnson, president and CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County, has asked Arkansas-based Walmart, which owns the Sam’s franchise, to consider donating the 106,000-square-foot Madison building to his nonprofit so it can be converted into a sports and regional job-training facility.

Making a lead donation toward the effort would be welcome, too, Johnson suggested.