Southern Lanes is set to re-open at its new digs off Scottsville Road, and Southern's manager says that should lead to a reinvigoration of business for the Scottsville Square complex.
The shopping center is the former home of Kroger's, which is where Southern has now settled. When the grocer left 4-5 years ago, so did several smaller merchants, leaving thousands of empty square footage.
Now, says Southern's manager, more traffic will be flowing through the parking lot, and potential future business tenants are already calling to see if they can reserve one of the empty storefronts.
Southern Lanes will officially re-open sometime next week.
Another abandoned retail building will soon have a new tenant; the old Wal-Mart store near Greenwood Mall will soon be home to a new H.H. Gregg location.