Charlottesville seeing a drop in vacancies at shopping centers

Published: Jan. 16, 2023 at 12:46 PM EST
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - Charlottesville is seeing a decrease in vacancies at six shopping centers. This represents a 2.5% drop, according to a new report from the Charlottesville Office of Economic Development.

Business Development Manager George Sandridge says this is good after the coronavirus pandemic created a lot of openings.

“It’s nice to see the kind of the rebounding effect of some of these small businesses now,” Sandridge said. “We have eight vacancies on the mall [Downtown Mall], and in Seminole Square is kind of up in flux. So we still have a ways to go.”

The Economic Development Office says the vacancies on the Downtown Mall shows improvements are needed, but progress is hopeful.

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