I am delighted that the owner of DeSoto Square has decided to fix the mall so he can again attract good tenants that will serve the people, like me and my friends who live in west Bradenton and beyond who already decided that they won't accommodate the big mall being developed in Sarasota.
There are many people in Bradenton who are not interested in a grandiose shopping center that is at least a half an hour drive to get to and then is so large to get around. Maybe for a day trip out of curiosity but not for their usual shopping.
Also, many of us have enjoyed the little theater that accommodates young and old.
The food court would attract many for lunch when they shop -- if they would get some healthy food restaurants along with fast food establishments.