Like everywhere, doing business in downtown Mount Dora has its challenges. The City of Mount Dora invited commercial property owners to a work session today to discuss their issues owning property in the downtown corridor.
During the public meeting, an open panel discussion is planned between the City Council and the property owners, according to the City’s invitation.
The questions distributed to the owners attending include:
Do you require a business plan from potential tenants?
As a commercial property owner, what do you look for in a prospective tenant?
What challenges do you face when considering a new tenant?
What concerns are potential tenants sharing with you?
Where do most of your leads for new tenants come from?
What are the biggest reasons why tenants have left your properties?
Do you allow similar businesses to occupy the same building?
Do you have prospective tenants you do not have space for?
How do you view the effect of vacancies in your building on other businesses?
Additional questions may be raised by City Council members during the work session that takes place in the lobby at the Mount Dora Community Building located at 520 North Baker Street. Two hours have been allotted for this discussion which is expected to begin at 1:30 p.m.
The commercial property owners were asked to limit their answers to three minutes in order to allow time for any final comments and additional interaction with the Council. The meeting is open to the public.
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