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Charles Village finds its 'Mojo' in quest to fill vacant storefronts

In an effort to fill vacant storefronts with businesses that residents want, community associations in Charles Village and Old Goucher are partnering with Spotmojo, a California-based 'crowd-sourcing' company that does neighborhood-based market research, free of charge to communities. "After digesting it, we thought, it doesn't cost anything," said John Spurrier, a real estate agent and a member of the land use committee of the Charles Village Civic Association. "It could be a great opportunity to contact residents about what they'd like to see in specific locations. I figure we can't lose." There is a need for businesses such as bakeries,...

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