Spanish Fort Town Center awaiting recovery

With an empty Circuit City building and nearly a dozen vacant store spaces, things may not look so good at first glance for the year-old Spanish Fort Town Center.

The 200-acre Town Center, near the intersection of Interstate 10 and U.S. 90/98, opened last August when Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, the 140,000-square-foot anchor store, was ready for customers. The center is also home to retailers such as JC Penney, Kohl’s and La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries, along with two Marriott hotels and an apartment complex.

Mayor Joe Bonner said that although many of the store managers report to be faring relatively well, Town Center as a whole was once expected to do better

Spanish Fort Town Center awaiting recovery