“It takes awhile for retail to come to an area.” ~ Joe Strauss, Portfolio Manager for Retail Strategies
Dubuque’s retail needs were underscored in March 2015, when a study by Alabama-based advisory group Retail Strategies assessed local “retail leakage.” That occurs when consumers leave their own community to purchase goods or services elsewhere.
About $26 million that could be been spent at Dubuque department stores each year instead is spent elsewhere, according to the report.
"Dubuque still trying to plug retail holes" THOnline, by Jeff Montgomery, March 12, 2016 [link]
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