Timothy Polk, interim director of Bradentons CCRA, said a challenge for the project would be getting the right mix of tenants for the other available spots -- an asset, not a deficit to the development.
Something we dont want is a check-cashing place, he
They are predators.
They prey on people with low income and minorities.
Given the lots proximity to downtown businesses and apartments, Polk
said the development is considered a downtown project.
said the businesses would be useful when people need groceries for parties or birthdays, or when they just want to get a sandwich or coffee. ...
That would be ideal for people who work downtown.
The stores would also be within walking distance of apartment complexes including the Watermark and Bradenton Village, he said.
Nearby businesses, like a 7-Eleven and Race Trac gas station, have been successful, Polk
said, and added he
believed the new businesses would be equally profitable.