Downtown landowners talk vacancies


June 22, 2022

Benny Westcott

Downtown property owners meet with city officials Monday to discuss what can be done to improve the vacancy rates in commercial buildings in Sweet Home.

Several local business owners came to the table Monday, June 20, to discuss with city councilors what can be done about vacant buildings downtown, among other things.

Peter Miner, who is considering putting in a brewery called 20 West at his 1101 Main St. property, said "We are interested in the city as far as its economic growth and its businesses. Obviously, when we open up, we want other businesses around us. Having vacant buildings right next to us is not attractive to people coming in. We're kind of left alone out there.

"So we're hoping that at some point vacant buildings get filled w...

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