Restaurants and breweries have started to define downtown Fuquay-Varina, but the area still has a number of dirt lots and crumbling, empty buildings. Now town leaders want to attract a developer to turn those properties into new stores, offices and apartments, while keeping the rustic charm intact. “We want to bring back what most downtowns were like 50, 60 years ago, with people living above stores on the bottom floor,” said Jim Seymour, Fuquay-Varina’s director of economic development. “We want to have that livable, walkable downtown.” The town held a public meeting Wednesday to gauge interest from residents and business owners. So far, Seymour said, the response has been overwhelmingly positive.