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Lindsay, California Seeks Retail Recruitment and Community Growth with Retail Strategies


CONTACT: Caroline Hannum
Retail Strategies

BIRMINGHAM, AL (January 27, 2022) – Retail Strategies, the leading national retail recruitment firm, has partnered with Lindsay, California, to offer retail recruitment, downtown strategic planning, and small business support. This partnership will be funded using American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds.

“Partnering with Retail Strategies opens doors for Lindsay to recover and support our community after COVID-19,” said Joe Tanner, city manager of Lindsay. “I started in my role as city manager at the start of the pandemic and I have seen the urgency to curate and seek ways to help support our city. The team at Retail Strategies provides ways to recruit retail to our city while retaining our small business community and driving downtown revitalization. We are excited to be utilizing Lindsay’s ARPA funds to strengthen our city.”

“Partnering with Retail Strategies opens doors for Lindsay to recover and support our community after COVID-19.”

Joe Tanner, City Manager of Lindsay

“Lindsay is the perfect example of a community utilizing every tool at their disposal,” said Matthew Tate, director of business development. “I was initially told about the opportunity in downtown Lindsay by Verna and Bill Kirkpatrick, two people who have spent their lives raising amazing people and caring greatly about attracting the right businesses to rural central valley towns like Lindsay.”

“I couldn’t be happier to be bringing our entire suite of services to the community including retail recruitment, small business support, and downtown strategic visioning. Combining these three tools will be instrumental in bringing growth back to the city along with revitalizing a special downtown,” finished Tate.

Through the new partnership, Retail Strategies will perform a real estate market analysis of Lindsay to identify areas of opportunity for expanding businesses to open in the city. The Retail Strategies team will partner with city leaders to help them understand their market’s unique opportunities for additional sales tax collections and options to enhance the city’s quality of life. Additionally, Retail Strategies will proactively reach out to potential businesses, property owners, brokers, and developers to market the City of Lindsay for new retail stores, restaurants, hotels, and commercial development.

“Downtown Lindsay currently serves the community with various businesses and community events,” said Jenn Gregory, president of Downtown Strategies. “Our Downtown Strategies team is excited to immerse ourselves in downtown and prepare a strategic vision for the city. We look forward to working with business owners and downtown stakeholders to provide a sustainable plan for Downtown Lindsay.”

Downtown Strategies will host an in-market workshop with business owners, merchants, community leaders, and elected officials to gain feedback and stimulate dialogue on the community’s vision for downtown Lindsay. The team will execute an in-depth market and real estate analysis to create Lindsay’s customized Downtown Strategic Plan with specific strategies focused on design, walkability, policy, tourism, and economic catalyst opportunities for surrounding downtown area.

About Lindsay, California

Lindsay, California is a city in Tulare County with a population of around 12,300. The city contains historic charm derived from its number of historic buildings including the Strathmore Building. Lindsay is home to a robust downtown area that hosts numerous community events throughout the year like the Orange Blossom Festival. Visit today!

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About Downtown Strategies

Downtown Strategies, a division of Retail Strategies, specializes in downtown revitalization, placemaking, strategic visioning and planning, community engagement, and development for the purpose of enhanced economic vitality and social wellbeing for communities and their citizens.

About Retail Strategies

Retail Strategies is the national expert in recruiting businesses and strategically developing communities. Our mission is to provide the real estate expertise, tools, and human effort that position deserving towns as alluring locations for national businesses and destinations for tourism and quality of life amenities. With confidence, we pursue this mission by delivering unparalleled customer service as a unified team with unmatched real estate and community development expertise. Our activities pay a return in sales taxes, added jobs, and businesses that enhance and add to the unique qualities of your community.

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