Monday, August 5, 2013 | 8:08 PM
|Haleyville Mayor Ken Sunseri with Jim Eichelberger, Developent, Action Properties|
Jim Eckinberger, of Action Properties, told the Haleyville Chamber of Commerce Friday, there was no announcement as to the new tenants in the old Walmart building, "but we should see progress by October." The transfer of ownership of the building to Action from Walmart was delayed, but should happen soon. He stated at least two of the tenants should be in by Thanksgiving.
Presently, there are four unnamed tenants planning to locate in the building, with several other businesses interested in locating in Haleyville, thus a need for additional space.
Eckinberger told the Chamber the city's priority should be to build ballfields. He said his studies show a need for 10-15 ballfields, to include baseball, softball and soccer fields. The games and especially tournaments draw kids, their parents and creates an influx of traffic. The more the traffic, the more businesses will want to locate in Haleyville. "Its about quality of life," he said.