A retail marketing study commissioned by the City of Twentynine Palms came up with some interesting conclusions. Reporter David Haldane has the details…
Groceries, furniture and clothing. Those are three of the opportunities cited in a retail market study presented at last night’s meeting of the Twentynine Palms City Council. Others include health, sporting goods, hobbies, books, music, electronics, car parts and gas. The bottom line: if you want to start these kinds of businesses, now would be a good time.
That’s the recommendation of Kosmont Companies, a consultant commissioned under a grant from the Federal Economic Development Agency. Its quest: How to rejuvenate the city’s downtown. Among its findings: Twentynine Palms residents are relatively young, live in smaller-than-average households, have lower-than-average incomes and frequently work and shop out of town.
The Council received the study with just one question from Mayor John Cole. Considering the frequent complaints of residents, he wondered, could the list be lengthened to include a laundromat?