SEYMOUR — First Selectman W. Kurt Miller is asking residents for their feedback on the types of stores they’d like to see in Tri-Town Plaza.
The Plaza has been mostly vacant in recent years after Ames Department Store and Adams Supermarket moved from the site.
People may visit the Office of the First Selectman of Seymour Facebook page to “like” and comment on a “petition” Miller posted.
“The town of Seymour would benefit greatly from a full Tri-Town Plaza,” Miller wrote. “In reading some of the recent posts, it looks like most people would love to see a grocery store and some type of retail store.”
Miller said he’d like to use the post “as a kind of online petition to let Mr. Spector know of the support this community and Valley area would provide. Please “like” this post if you agree.”
Miller said he’d reach out to Ron Spector, the Plaza owner, in a few days to share results of the petition with him.
“Let’s show not only him, but any potential retailer the kind of results they can expect from Seymour and the Valley area,” Miller wrote.
He asks Facebook page readers to pass on the information to their family and friends.
As of Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Tri-Town post had received 341 “likes” and 117 comments.
Search for tenants is ongoing
Fred Messore, Seymour’s Director of Economic Development, said he’s been having discussions with plaza ownership, who “has been vigorously working on a few tenants.”
Because negotiations are underway, it would be detrimental to release the tenants’ names at this point, Messore said.