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What Business Would You Like To See Open In Wakefield In 2013?

With a new year upon us, a question that comes to mind is - what kind of business would you like most to see open in Wakefield in 2013?

Wakefield has an active and growing business community, and residents have no shortage of restaurants and services within a short distance. But that said, it's a new year, and that invites the question - is there a certain type of business or a chain not currently in Wakefield that you would like to see? Post your answer in the comment box below!

Jill Gaudette January 01, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Bagel place
Mike January 01, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Second that. Need a bagel place. Location at train is ideal but a steak place opened
Mike Pearlman January 01, 2013 at 06:15 PM
Starbucks or similar coffee shop in the center (former CVS?), with WiFi, "healthy-ish" snack foods (late/small breakfast/lunch, soups, etc.), and bagels sounds good too.
Neg Ative January 01, 2013 at 06:17 PM
We had a bagel place in the square at one point, like everything else in Wakefield Sq, it didn't last long. You can't get into the Dunkin Donuts in the Square without being hit up for money by a local "character" (trying to be polite here), that does not make a business owner who is scouting out possible locations want to locate there
Laurie Hunt January 01, 2013 at 10:26 PM
Book store/coffe shop.
Cathleen Lange January 02, 2013 at 01:07 AM
Fro Yo.
Anne Perkins January 02, 2013 at 01:59 AM
an authentic Mexican restaurant. also a used bookstore with a coffee shop. No internet connection :)
butler97 January 02, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Ha. 1st thing I thought was "bagel place" Btw, the bagel place that we had "at one time" had terrible food! And hat was a long time ago. People are back on carbs. Bagels would go gangbusters! I know people are down on restaurants, but I think we need places to congregate and socialize. Meaning a better bar scene. Im not suggesting we all get swilled and roam Main Street shouting out obscenities in the wee hours - but if it's just about the food you can get takeout. You sit in because you want ambiance. If restaurants want locals to eat and drink local, lighten up. Get better bar scenes. Hire a pub musician. I adore the food at Italia but after a busy day with kids, running around doing errands, I'm not looking to gaze at my friends over starched linens and talk quietly. Its not a date. I'm looking to go out locally, laugh a bit, have a glass of wine or two and feel like I'm somewhere else. Restaurants are designed for eating - great ! - but a good bar is where the action is. Also if Alanos doesnt do it, then for the love of Pete, someone needs to open a dance gear/Girl Scout uniform/Communion dress shop. Right now if you need pink tights, or ballet slippers, or a GS badge you have to drive all over the North Shore. Every year people need dance stuff (i.e ballet slippers, leotards, tap shoes, white tap shoe polish etc etc), gymnastics gear, ice skate laces, holiday tights, hats, mittens, summer beach wraps. Why isnt someone catering to the suburban blogher mommys?
Emily January 02, 2013 at 01:04 PM
Anything other than a nail/hair salon or pizza shop. We have plenty of those.
Kara Cohen January 02, 2013 at 02:26 PM
A bakery, with artisanal breads, pastries, scones, sandwiches, and great coffee! I used to live in Salem and miss A & J King Bakery so much! I think people from Wakefield and surrounding towns would patronize such a place in Wakefield!
Paul Mozell January 02, 2013 at 07:05 PM
An independent book store. Also, Trader Joes would be great.
Jean Coffin January 08, 2013 at 02:00 AM
Panera's would be a great place to have in downtown. They have great food.

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