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Downtown Vacancy: What Should Go Here?

The Dunkin Donuts location on Main Street downtown is no more. What would you put into this little spot of downtown real estate?

As many of you may have seen in recent days, the former Dunkin Donuts on Main Street downtown has closed its doors. Chances are a space like that isn't going to stay empty for long. So, as long as we're looking at this new vacancy downtown, I ask you - Is there a particular type of business that you would like to see in the downtown that is not currently there? Share your answers in the comments box below!

denise Tiro January 22, 2013 at 02:23 PM
I was told they were just remodeling...are we sure they're gone for good?
Chris J Carino January 22, 2013 at 02:35 PM
I heard they are going to take over the old CVS?
Paul DiNocco January 22, 2013 at 02:48 PM
I don't think there is any one sure fire answer to this question. The addition of any new store should add to the vibrancy of the town as a whole. The Town has been working hard to promote the bustling of new business along its Main St. and continues to seek new ideas in accomplishing that goal. It is my belief that any store that seeks to open in Wakefield should augment that goal.
Alison Legor Darnell January 22, 2013 at 03:28 PM
I think we really need another pizza place or italian restaurant :)
TL Stella January 22, 2013 at 04:02 PM
We need a Taco Bell
jill tapper January 22, 2013 at 11:17 PM
A service center where people who need rides,deliveries odd jobs done can register their wants and kids/ adults looking for work can be matched with them.
Donald pike January 23, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Honey Dew Donuts would Work for me
John Gallo January 23, 2013 at 02:05 AM
This all very nice, to keep the citizens in the Loop. I was quiet shocked when CVS moved to a new location. CVS was like anchor store in a mall. In addition the church that has no steeple? It was taken down a few years ago and the community has not come up to the plate to do something about it. After all, it’s in the Center of Wakefield, having that down, doesn’t put the best foot forward for the Town of Wakefield. Reading had the same situation about 2 decades ago with the church in the Center of Reading. Reading church members, found a solution. For one, the federal government has money for historic architecture, such this old church. In addition Volunteers, independent citizen from the community & the parishioners of the Church had fun drive. Citizens & Business and community came up to the task of collecting enough moneys to have a steeple fixed and started a trust for the church maintenance.
Bob Sardella January 23, 2013 at 11:30 AM
Please no nail salon!
darlene stikeman January 23, 2013 at 11:53 AM
Wakefield should take a look at Melrose. They have a wonderful selection of stores, restaurants etc. It has a nice look and feel. No banners..all good signage and lighting. They have limited parking as Wakefield....we could push towards a downtown like they have....
Donald pike January 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM
I'd like to see a seafood resturant
Kelly January 23, 2013 at 05:17 PM
A nice bakery
nick January 27, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Taco bell
Ruth Nally February 05, 2013 at 09:43 PM
I would like to see a Panera Bread
Donald Delaney April 01, 2013 at 08:53 PM
I would love to see a PIZZA HUT !!! There isn't too many around. I know there is one on Rte.114 in Danvers/Peabody. Big variety on the menu. Check it out !! Thanks!!

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