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March 13, 2013
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Big box solution: Create smaller boxes

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.

Examples include:

• 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 …

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Northern Nevada Business Weekly Updated Mar 13, 2013 01:19PM Published Mar 18, 2013 10:03AM Copyright 2013 Northern Nevada Business Weekly. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.