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Retail options outlined for Columbia village centers

Retail options outlined for Columbia village centers

The consultants hired to study Columbia's economy have developed a series of site-specific recommendations that proposes a slew of retail options, including coffee shops, apparel stores, office space, specialty stores, a live performance venue and a variety of restaurants, for eight of the community's nine village shopping centers.

The recommendations are tailored to each of the eight village centers analyzed in a recent comprehensive market study – Wilde Lake was excluded because it is currently undergoing a comprehensive renovation. The study began in fall 2013 and was commissioned by the Columbia Association in partnership with the Howard County Economic Development Authority and...