Fort Payne sees retail development upswing
48 WAFF, Monday, March 20th 2017, By Stephen McLamb [link]
Fort Payne is seeing a boom in its retail development, and that means more sales tax for the city.
On Tuesday, the city council meets to discuss the work of a retail developer that has helped the city gain new business. The city now brings in $9 million in sales tax revenue.
When K-Mart closed in Fort Payne, Mayor Larry Chesser said they were unable to get someone to take it over. So they reached out to a company called Retail Strategies and it paid off.
The K-Mart project was the first for Retail Strategies and now the property is thriving with Dunham’s Sports, the Dollar Tree and Badcock Home Furnishings.