With inexpensive rents and a growing residential base, downtown Corsicana is a great place to locate a new retail or entertainment related business. Downtown Corsicana was the primary commercial center for the region for over 100 years. It has the infrastructure and buildings to support a wide range of different retailers. Utilizing surveys, strategic planning sessions and inventories, the Main Street Economic Restructuring Committee is working to determine consumer and stakeholder expectations, and then match consumer preferences with retail leakage identified in the retail gap analysis research conducted by The Retail Coach.
Restaurants (seafood/steakhouse; Greek, Spanish or Mediterranean), wineries, and specialty grocers have been identified as top priorities for the downtown retail mix.