Although I am unsure what measures can be taken at this time, I believe Casselberry needs to actively court and support small businesses within our boundaries. This would, however, involve a fair amount of rezoning, some of which is already included in the 20 Year Master Plan.
I often don’t notice hidden gems while traveling up and down our highways, but I prefer to spend my money locally and support businesses not owned by a major chain. However, I do frequent Happy Teriyaki in Sanford to the point my family and I are on a first-name basis with the owners. Their sushi is phenomenal! We are also fairly well known by the cashiers at Wah Yoan.