Owners of retail buildings in the Reno-Sparks area are getting creative in their efforts to refill vacant big box spaces, subdividing large, dark retail spaces to land tenants.
• The former Mervyn’s building in Sparks, now home to Ross Dress for Less and Fallas Discount Stores
• The former Longs Drugs in Sparks, now home to AutoZone and 99 Cents Only
• The former Scolari’s store in Lemmon Valley, soon to house Big Lots! and Grocery Outlet.
It’s a model that may crop up more often as the vacancy rate in big retail spaces — those of 20,000 …