FWIW. In our discussion over at Decatur Metro, a few commenters and I kind of came to the agreement that Glenwood and the neighborhood simply didn't have the demand or traffic count to support more retail than is currently built out.
Residents’ biggest complaints are about empty commercial spaces. A gym, coffee shop, dry cleaner and some restaurants have lasted, but some, including a boutique, spa and pizza spot, have shut down. There’s room for about seven more tenants now....But without a denser population, long-established businesses to draw a crowd or a main artery to increase visibility, it’s tough to stay in business.“I definitely think there’s a large chunk of the nearby area that doesn’t know we exist,” said Cindy Shera, owner of The Shed at Glenwood, a fine dining spot. “It’s really a fantastic neighborhood as far as residents go. That, I would not trade. More visibility, I would love."