Stamford’s mall is struggling. Both mayoral candidates Simmons and Valentine have pledged their support.

STAMFORD — Whoever is elected the next mayor on Nov. 2 will take over a

STAMFORD — Whoever is elected the next mayor on Nov. 2 will take over a city with a robust economy — but one that also faces major challenges at its largest retail property.

State Rep. Caroline Simmons, the Democratic candidate, and unaffiliated candidate Bobby Valentine said that they are concerned by the numerous closings and vacancies at the downtown Stamford Town Center, which will see the departure of an anchor tenant, department store Saks Off 5th, in about two months.

The candidates have pledged to take an open-minded and collaborative approach to dealing with retail vacancies which industry experts said are showing the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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