For Eric Suher’s empty Northampton storefronts, looks are deceiving, says real estate firm hired to market them

Nearly two years ago property owner Eric Suher and Patrick M. Goggins, president of Goggins Real Estate, announced that Goggins would market 15 of the entertainment mogul’s vacant storefronts and properties, with the hope of filling high-profile spaces on Main and Pleasant streets with new tenants. Today, many of those locations are still vacant. Goggins, a former city council president, blames the vacancies on the state’s slow pace in issuing licenses to recreational, or “adult use” marijuana retailers who have options on some, but not all, of Suher’s spaces.

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