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VISIONS FOR VACANCIES: What Should Be Done with the Former Shaw's Supermarket?

We'll feature a vacant property in town and ask you, our readers, to tell us what you'd like to see done with it.

Empty storefronts aren't an uncommon finding in most communities these days and Stoneham is no exception.

So, with that in mind we'll be featuring a different vacant business in town, and you can let us know what you'd like to see done with the building or property.

Our first property is one that comes up in discussion quite a bit in town and that concerns the former Shaw's Supermarket, 109 Main St. The due to lagging sales in comparison to other Shaw's locations.

What are your thoughts about this location? Should another grocery store or chain move in? Would you put a restaurant or entertainment space there? Tell us your visions for the property in the comments section below.

Nadine Houston Dalo March 02, 2012 at 07:11 AM
All the ideas - especially a Trader Joe's or WF market would be ideal but it does seem like it's so hard to get anything in that plaza............I really dislike seeing all the closed storefronts there also. It's sad and I'm sure any of the suggestions could/would do well!
Janice fennelly March 11, 2012 at 12:14 PM
Hi. Market Basket please!! I shop at the one in Reading and it's always a mob scene. Stoneham is in desperate need of a good grocery store. I'm so tired of Woburn, Burlington and Saugus getting all the new stores. Redstone Plaza looks ready for tenants....why aren't they moving in?
Steve Walles March 14, 2012 at 07:36 PM
DocRoha, I don't know who told you that Hago Harrington's is gone, but you have been misinformed. I just found out from a very reliable source that it was purchased by new owners and renovations are underway for reopening on April 1. We have not lost Hago's.
Kristin Drew April 04, 2012 at 02:27 PM
Trader Joe's or Whole Foods would be awesome!
DenVal April 04, 2012 at 03:01 PM
How about Wegman's they have landed in Mass and the prices are right and the store awesome.

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