Columbus takes new approach to attract more retailers

Columbus is looking to attract more retailers by working with the the Retail Coach.

Posted: Mar 22, 2019 9:09 AM
Updated: Mar 22, 2019 9:09 AM

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is taking a unique approach to attract more businesses to the area. w-t-v-a's nicole dantzler tells us how the city is preparing for the changes.. columbus is hoping this new approach will help bring in retailers to fill up old empty spaces. i want to bring some places where i can shop retail recruitment specialist caroline hearnsberger says it's the perfect time for changes columbus. "kmart closed, sears closed jc penney closed. leigh mall has been in decline for several years i'm and as many golden triangle residents know office depot is now closing." caroline hearnsberger- retail company recruitment specialist the leigh mall which used to be a booming attraction is now left with few stores open and hearnsberger wants to change that. she met with city council members tuesday to give them information on attracting more retailers to the area. "well be recruiting retailers to fill some of those spaces. we're really excited about some of the different retailers that we have that are interested and so just working hand in hand closely with the mayors office to see if we can get some of those spaces filled." caroline hearnsberger earsain childs who travels from lexington to shop at leigh mall says he wants to see more urban stores and better restaurants. "as i got older i start seeing how stores would leave and they would never put nothing in its place. that's one of the biggest things too that hurts the community." when you have a store leave it's like a business when you have a business leave and you don;t have a business to come in it hurts jobs it hurts families." according to caroline hearnsberger columbus is see new businesses within the
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