Business leaders in this largely residential community by the bay are supporting efforts to aggressively market the town for more retail and residential development. The town has hired The Retail Coach, a national retail recruitment and development consulting firm, to market the city’s potential. The firm will be responsible for recruiting retailers for the town and along Highway 100.
“I think it is a great and proactive step for Laguna Vista,” said Chris Meade, general manager of South Padre Island Golf Club, which is within Laguna Vista city limits.
“It is better to go get it rather than sit back and let it come to you.” The Laguna Vista Community Development Corporation and the town council approved using $12,000 of city sales taxes to pay the consultants. Meade said residents and tourists look for destinations like restaurants, grocery stores and entertainmen