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Clark County Seeks to Attract New Retailers

Springfield's Upper Valley Mall, built in 1971, has suffered from the loss of several anchor tenants.
Springfield's Upper Valley Mall, built in 1971, has suffered from the loss of several anchor tenants.

Texas based Buxton Co will be paid $50,000 to look at retail development options for several Springfield-area sites including the Upper Valley Mall, Bechtle Avenue  and the I-70 corridor.  Clark County wants to increase retail options for residents and attract new business to the area.

“We’re trying to build a retail base, because it keeps people shopping in Clark County, adds to the sales tax and enhances our local businesses," says Commissioner John Detrick.

Detrick says despite the recent loss of several major stores from the Upper Valley Mall, he’s optimistic new retailers will find Clark County attractive.  Earlier this year Kroger  announced plans to break ground on a new Springfield Marketplace Grocery store in 2017.

The contract with Buxton is set to begin in January with an option to renew for 2018.

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