Located across the street from campus, Bronco Square is a retail plaza co-owned by the FSU Development Corporation, a university affiliated entity. With over twenty retail establishments, Bronco Square is home to the FSU Bookstore, restaurants, a barber shop, and the FSU Center for Community Justice.
One major change at Bronco Square has been the increase of FSU-affiliated activities at that location. In addition to the University Bookstore and the Center for Community Justice and Service Learning, Bronco Square is now home to the U.S. Department of Commerce funded Community Computing and Learning Center. Extended Learning and Continuing Education will open there in the fall. With FSU as a tenant, campus police works in partnership with the Fayetteville Police Department to ensure the safety of tenants, consumers, and guests.
Bronco Square averages a 90% occupancy rate and currently has three vacancies. The tenant mix include five FSU-affiliated entities, two hair salons, a barber shop, a non-profit (The Autism Society), and three eateries. The newest eatery, Wing Company, is co-owned by Patrick Pinkney, Fayetteville native and former quarterback at ECU.
In addition to new Tenants, Bronco Square has seen a few VIPs this year. I the Spring, Senator Kay Hagen visited Bronco Square to stop in at the Veterans Student Service Center. While there, she spent time talking with ling-time tenant, Kevin Brooks (Trimmerz Barber Shop).
In the Upcoming year, Managing Partner, Gary Ciccone, will undertake a few exterior upgrades, including new awnings. The Board anticipates holding one of its future meetings at Bronco Square to provide them an opportunity to interact with the tenants.