All Up In Your Business: Hot market is filling vacant properties

By Jay Socol, Public Communications Director

Our economy is rebounding — you can feel it. And while so many businesses didn’t make it through the worst of the pandemic, no matter how hard they fought, College Station is once again a hot market for retailers looking to establish a location. Filling empty properties is among the top priorities for our Grow College Station team, and that’s the primary focus of this episode.

You’ll hear Economic Development Manager Aubrey Nettles and I talk about the vacancies where they’re seeing the most interest, some confirmed (and nearly confirmed) successes, and even the context behind some chronically vacant properties that many in College Station wonder about.

I even asks Aubrey about the quasi-mythical Pappadeaux property.

Also in this episode is strikingly positive news in terms of the latest sales tax revenue report for College Station.

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Have a suggestion for a future topic or interview, or just want to say hi? Send to jsocol@cstx.gov.

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About the Blogger


Jay Socol is in his 11th year as College Station’s public communications director. A 1991 graduate of Texas A&M. Jay has also been communications director for the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, public information officer for the City of Bryan, and news director at several College Station-Bryan radio stations. A native of Breckenridge, he was president of the Texas Association of Municipal Information Officers from 2016-18.

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