Opelika's Tiger Square continues its steady progress
Opelika's Tiger Square continues its steady progress
Lindy Oller | Reporter | Opelika-Auburn News |

The Tiger Square Shopping Center on Frederick Road, which received its certificate of occupancy in September 2016, is moving forward as it continues its attempts to add more tenants.

The center has focused on attempts to place restaurants in the remaining spaces, she said. 

"What we're looking for is compatible usage with the spaces that are already there," Johnson said. "They would also need to be non-competitive."

The 22-unit, 36,000 square-foot center consisting of three buildings, has three entrances - one off of Frederick Road and two off of Corporate Park Drive.

The tenants range from chain restaurants to local retailers. Some of the tenants at the center include Smooth and Groove, Anytime Fitness and Simply Sleep. A local tenant that will be coming to the center is Mama Goldberg's Deli, which is expected to open in a few months, according to Johnson.

"We're really excited to have Mama Goldberg's Deli out front," Johnson said. 

Opelika Mayor Gary Fuller said he is pleased to see the center doing well.

"It's in a wonderful location," Fuller said. "You've got a lot of synergy with Tiger Town being the cornerstone. It draws more store traffic in the area." 

According to a marketing graphic for the center, 15,000 cars each day pass through the intersection of Frederick Road and Corporate Park Drive, making it an ideal location for both tenants and customers.

"We certainly like to take advantage of our proximity to Tiger Town," Johnson said. "All of our tenants have been very pleased with the amount of  traffic that they're getting."