The Stroud Mall got a boost when ShopRite opened there last month. Now the mall's other tenants are noticing an increase in customers as well. 

“If we lose a store we’re gonna gain a store, somehow the Stroud mall bounces back, we just figure it out,” said Business owner, Dawn Bititoe.

After owning shops in the Stroud mall for 20 years, Dawn Bititoe has seen ups and downs. She says the new Shoprite has helped her business and hopes to see how everything plays out after the holiday season. 

“You just have to think positive, you gotta have a passion for what you’re doing,  and you gotta have faith,” she added.