WVEC.com is reporting that MacArthur Mall and Wards Corner are two of areas hardest hit by the rough economy.
Overall, the report showed a decline of 3.9% city-wide and in Wards Corner it was the worst since 2001. In fact, eight businesses closed in Wards Corner during the past year.
“It’s the gateway to our downtown and it really has declined to a mere shadow of its former self,” described city commissioner of revenue, Sharon McDonald.
The Wards Corner Civic League says its main priority is having the city buy the land in Denby Park.
The Commissioner of Revenue has posted the 2010 Sales and Revenue Report on her website and the following information can be found within the report: