Readers Call For Market Basket, Christmas Tree Shop to Open in Stoneham
Readers called for these two stores the most in our poll.
After asking what business should set up shop in Stoneham, two choices topped the list of suggestions from our readers: Market Basket and the Christmas Tree Shop.
Of the 42 votes we received, Market Basket and the Christmas Tree Shop finished tied for first with five votes each, followed by a movie theater with three and a grocery store, Ikea, Walmart, Target and Starbucks finishing third with two votes apiece.
With limited grocery store options in Stoneham, readers want a place like Market Basket to open in town.
"MARKET BASKET! For the love of Mary someone needs to occupy the former Shaw's location and Market Basket would be IDEAL!" wrote reader Jillian. Reader Witold added: "I agree about the Market Basket. Those local businesses near Redstone (Shopping Center) would appreciate the additional traffic."
Aside from a grocery store, readers also called for a retail outfit that offers products to improve your home's decor like a Christmas Tree Shop. Reader Jerry wrote in, saying, "I agree that a new grocery store in the Shaw's site would be great, and a Christmas Tree Shop even better."
While there hasn't been a movie theater in Stoneham for quite some time, readers expressed their interest in having one in the community again.
"A movie theater in where Shaw's was, and even a second-run would be incredible!" wrote reader C. "Teenagers need somewhere to go to hang out other than going to Woburn or Saugus."
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