The gist of the study was that there continues to be significant unmet demand for new retail in Downtown in a wide variety of categories. When you think about it, this isn’t really surprising though. Downtown is not only a destination retail location for visitors throughout the region but is also the primary retail area for city center neighborhoods like Old Town, Blossomwood, Five Points, Twickenham and the Medical District. Add in the numerous out of town guests visiting the VBC and other Downtown venues and the combined effect is very powerful purchasing power in the city center.
This leads to strong demand for dining, drinking, shopping, and other retail in Downtown.
Fortunately, there remain several options—both conventional spaces and unconventional spaces. Below are a few that are currently available for retail use:
The Clinton Row shops continue to feature fantastic retail options like In Bloom Downtown, Clachic, Maxwell’s Music, Clinton Row Gifts and more. Several great spots remain available including street-facing spaces on Jefferson Street and Clinton Avenue.
Like Clinton Row, The Avenue is already home to great retail like Scout & Molly’s, Pet Wants, Purveyor, Oshi Poke Bowl and Sushi, and Zoom Indoor Cycling. Plus, Melt and The Moon Bakeshop are coming soon. Even with all of this growth, there are still a few remaining spaces available including a fantastic patio space across from Purveyor that would be ideal for a day spa, salon or additional food and beverage. For more information, contact Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate or The Avenue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Right across from Clinton Row is another intriguing retail possibility. While 109 Jefferson has most recently served as office space, the property owner has expressed an interest in considering retail for the ground floor. With the existing Clinton Row, The Avenue, Garage at Clinton Row and coming Curio Hotel, this Jefferson Street space presents an ideal retail opportunity.
200 Westside Square
In addition to great office space, 200 Westside Square also offers great retail space. Already home to Keegan’s Irish Pub, the building also has a 3,000 square foot space and an 800 square foot space (with a small patio and dedicated entrance) available directly off the building’s Spring Street entrance. For more information, contact Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate.
125 Northside Square
Northside Square remains a great retail destination with popular options including Domaine South, Big Oh’s, Jimmy John’s and two upcoming new retail additions. In addition to these, the former Amendment XXI space between Jimmy John’s and Big Oh’s remains a fantastic ground-floor retail option that could also include additional space above. For more information, contact Crunkleton Commercial Real Estate.
In addition to these great retail spaces, new opportunities will be coming to Downtown Huntsville soon at City Centre, the new city parking facility on Holmes Avenue, 106 Southside Square, and a variety of other projects breaking ground in 2019.
If you would like to learn more about any of the Current or Coming Soon retail spaces in Downtown Huntsville, please contact DHI CEO Chad Emerson at email@example.com.