By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director
Home decor superstore At Home has announced
it will occupy the property that was formerly Gander Mountain on Earl Rudder Freeway in College Station. That's great news for consumers, but also for those in the economic development
business since empty box stores along a major highway is not the image you prefer.
On this edition of Is This A Thing?, College Station's Economic Development Director Natalie Ruiz and Oldham Goodwin Group
EVP Clint Oldham talk about how the At Home
deal came about, how fragile this deal – and all eco-devo deals, to be honest – really was, and how retail attitudes are no longer cowering from The Amazon Effect.