Aug
21

Economy Hurting Dutch Square Retail District

By
– The State

The retail corridor around Bush River at Broad River roads is taking some hits as the economy suffers.

A Kmart that has been in the area for 35 years will close Nov. 15, and S&K Menswear is down to its final days.

But industry experts say the area always will draw tenants because it is the geographical center of the region, connected to two interstates and just 5 to 10 minutes from downtown Columbia.

“That location will always have a draw,” said Ron Anderson, vice president of research for NAI Avant, which markets the Colonial Village shopping center on nearby Colonial Life Boulevard.

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