Forty percent of storefronts are vacant, according to the center's lease management company, Kimco Realty.
Out of 40 possible spaces, the currently holds 24 active businesses, including anchor tenants , Brunswick , and the .
Former anchor tenant Superfresh .
The high volume of businesses that have either or closed in recent years prompted County Councilman David Marks to designate the surrounding area as a . The approved the district in May.
Marks has planned a public meeting with area business owners, county government officials and shopping center representatives at 5 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the library. The meeting is expected to focus on the center's status and methods to improve the local business climate.