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Retail Strategies Holds Workshop for Johnson City, TN

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by David Floyd, September 19, 2019 [link]

Guitar Center, At Home and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

Those are some of the businesses a consultant out of Birmingham, Alabama, says it has helped bring to Johnson City.

During a workshop at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Johnson City commissioners heard a presentation from representatives of Retail Strategies, a company that uses data to recruit retailers that are attracted to the specific demographic and market conditions that exist in certain cities.

We’re not brokers, we’re not developers, we’re simply matchmakers.”

John ruzic, portfolio director

Responding to a question from Mayor Jenny Brock about the impact of internet sales on brick-and-mortar retail, Ruzic said it’s “a myth that the retail apocalypse is here.”

“Retail is not going to die,” he said. “People still want to feel and touch and smell and taste their products before they buy it. What is changing, though, is that millennials have overtaken baby boomers as the largest consumer class.”

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My relationship with the Retail Strategies team has been extremely valuable over the last couple of years as I’ve searched for sites in the Southeast. They have been persistent and provided any information they could gather for available properties that fit my criteria. If they received news that a space was coming available they made sure to immediately give me a call and connect with the owners. I would recommend using this service to any of my colleagues looking in their client cities.

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