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Which Business Should Open Shop in Stoneham?

In a perfect world, what would you like to see in town?

Sure, we all walk past an empty storefront in Stoneham once in a while - but do you ever imagine what could take it's place?

Well, we do. So we wanted to ask: in a perfect world, what kind of businesses would you like to see in Stonheam? 

We're open-minded, too: it can be your favorite chain restaurant, a department store, a clothing outlet or something completely out-of-the-box. The only catch is suggesting a business that could bring dollars and improve qualify of life in town. 

Share your ideas with our readers in the comments section below.

Chris September 12, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I'd love to see a "dinner and a movie" second run theater - like the Strand in Clinton, or Chunky's.
Joey P September 13, 2012 at 01:24 AM
Looks like there will be a Bassett Furniture store and bed bath and beyond (again?) next to the new Tulip Restaurant... http://www.wsdevelopment.com/images/Properties/54/leaseplan.pdf
M September 13, 2012 at 04:35 AM
Well, I'm psyched about the Bed Bath & Beyond...but I wouldn't say "again"...back around 1999-2000 or so it was a Kitchen Etc in that spot, next to Ames. I cannot recall when it was ever BBB. There used to be a Linens n Things over in Reading where the Golf Warehouse is now -- the Linens n Things was there since that plaza opened around 2003/2004 or so, and closed around 2008/2009 think. Good Luck to Bassett competing with Jordan's furniture just a couple of miles away. I too wish for a Trader Joe's in that spot, but I've read here that other's have said Trader Joes feels its Burlington, Peabody & Saugus stores are close enough that no store is needed in this spot. Personally, I think if Trader Joe's were there it would be one of its busiest...our area is grossly underserved in the natural/organic grocery market.
justmyopinion September 14, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I agree, the kids in our town need a place to go. Many just walk the streets at night or hang around down the common. This doesn't lead to anything good happening. As previously mentioned, a small theatre, bowling alley and or arcade would be great for our kids and adults as well. An old fashioned eatery with basic burgers and shakes for example would be great for the kids. Why not offer a "sofa room" off the eatery with free WIFI so our kids could have a place to meet up after school and in the evenings to do their homework....
John December 06, 2012 at 04:42 AM
+1 on Chunky's. The town also needs a grocery choice other than MB or S&S. If you want to shop MB, drive your car practically an exit down 95 either way. Trader Joe's would be best but Hannaford isn't a bad choice. Although they are more expensive than MB, they are that way b/c they have a healthier selection.

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