Jan
18

Selling Downtown Orangeburg: Revitalization Work Goes On

By
– The Times and Democrat

Dead leaves and a brown paper bag rest outside the entrance to the former Soprano’s restaurant at 1128 Russell St. A sign says it serves “A Meal You Can’t Refuse,” but a glance through the window shows the sign is mistaken.

Like its predecessors at the same location – El Rodeo’s and La Pasta Bistro Grill – Sopranos closed shortly after opening its doors. It’s the same further down Russell Street, where a “For Rent” sign hangs outside Sophisticated & Glamorous Fashions.

“Financing has been the main challenge,” Century 21 The Moore Group real estate agent Cal Bruner said. “A lot of franchise-type businesses and companies put a lot of their expansion plans on hold once the financial crisis started.

“We are getting more calls from them about different spaces and buildings. I am optimistic because the calls I have received since the first of the year have been a lot more than I received last year.”

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