High Pointe Town Center in Prattville Nearly 50% Occupied
New owners have now been in charge of Prattville's High Point Town Center for seven months. The shopping center went bankrupt two years ago and has problems filling its vacant storefronts. So has it changed?
Alabama News Network spoke to workers at several businesses back in February who were hopeful that the new ownership would bring more businesses in, but while some retailers say traffic has picked up, it's not enough for others, who tell us they're struggling to make ends meet....
Since it's opening in 2008, Prattville's High Point Town Center was almost bare. Just months ago, property managers tell us only 36 percent of it was occupied. But since Jim Wilson and Associates took over, it's up to 50 percent. Six more stores have been added, including Chappy's Deli...
But Cathy Stough who owns artistic expressions, says she's not seeing the traffic...
The property manager tells us they just wrapped up opening their first wave of tennants and now they're working on their second wave. In fact, they had two national chain food restaurants looking into the shopping center today. They did not tell us the names of those restaurants.
High Point Town Center has signed leases for about 35,000 square feet of space, but the shopping center is about 175,000 square feet.