Yesterday I found out what the story was with the vacant space between Costco and Staples at the Gateway Overlook shopping center in Columbia. This prime retail space has been empty since the shopping center opened three years ago yet there is no indication that it is available for lease.
It turns out that it is leased. In fact, it has been leased since the center was completed by REI. They’ve just never occupied. It doesn’t look like they are planning to do so any time soon.