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Mystery company may lease space from Morrow

Morrow City Attorney Greg Hecht, left, reads a proposed motion to approve a letter of intent for the city and its Downtown Development Authority to enter a leasing agreement with an unnamed company. The lease would involve the old Macy space at Southlake Mall which now partially houses the Morrow Center. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

Morrow City Attorney Greg Hecht, left, reads a proposed motion to approve a letter of intent for the city and its Downtown Development Authority to enter a leasing agreement with an unnamed company. The lease would involve the old Macy space at Southlake Mall which now partially houses the Morrow Center. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

MORROW — Officials in Morrow may be close to bringing a new business to the city, but they aren’t in a position to talk about it yet.

The City Council and Downtown Development Authority Board approved a letter of intent to enter a leasing agreement with an unnamed company for the leasing of space in the old Macy’s location at Southlake Mall. The city bought the space six years ago after Macy’s moved to another part of the mall. Part of that space was renovated to house the Morrow Center.

Greg Hecht, the attorney for the city and the Downtown Development Authority, said the city is not yet in a position to talk in detail about the lease at this point because an agreement has not been finalized.

The council and DDA have been working on this deal for at least a month, and heard a presentation from Clayton County Economic Development Director Grant Wainscott last month. Wainscott has said he too is not in a position to talk about the deal in case the company looking to lease the space changes their mind.