Gulf View Square Mall in Port Richey gets new life from small local businesses
For years, major national chains lifted Gulf View Square Mall to popular heights in Port Richey.
But online shopping challenged and changed mall culture, leading to empty storefronts, disappearing box stores — goodbye Sears — and dwindling visitors.
But if national can’t save malls, maybe local can?
Gulf View Square Mall is experiencing a rebirth by courting small local businesses with discounted rent and making the mall a bustling community hub with “Markets in the Mall,” which bring in 60 vendors and 5,000 visitors.
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