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Vacant Storefront: What Do You Want to See in This Spot?

This colorful building has been empty for years.

 

The green building located at 121 Main St. North in Woodbury used to be home to Jav's Grill, a Mexican eatery.

Patch wants to know: What kind of business would you like to see in this spot?

Kellyanne Koemp February 21, 2012 at 11:32 AM
Indian or Thai restaurant, with delivery, but also a nice dining area!
Tracey February 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Who owns it? Wonder what cost is to buy/lease...? I could think of several options...but not ready to share my ideas. ;)
Star February 21, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Someone also needs to do something with Johnny's and the other vacant businesses in Middlebury! We need more places to chow down.
Judi Lewis February 21, 2012 at 12:49 PM
I'd like to see Sam Dimitratos come back to town with a good restaurant like his Olive Tree, but on a smaller scale.
teachermom February 21, 2012 at 01:52 PM
We just went to a place in Portland, Me that was called The Bar of Chocolate. It was amazing! Spiked chocolate drinks, rich desserts, even a dark chocolate fondue! How wonderful would that be!!
Kristin Ingersoll February 21, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I agree with Kellyanne - Indian or Thai. Or maybe even a Japanese Hibachi would be nice.
Barbara Sandmore February 21, 2012 at 03:12 PM
How about a Dunkin Donuts?
jim obanion February 21, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Why a restaurant. How about a hallmark type store. I recently needed a birthday card and he'd to go to Southbury plaza. Not far but in mid day traffic it's almost 20 min there 20 back in 15-20 in the store. Wtf an hour for a card.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 21, 2012 at 03:46 PM
The Bar of Chocolate - how fitting that Alison Birks from New Morning blogged about chocolate today! Thanks for all the suggestions, guys - keep 'em coming!
ctmom February 21, 2012 at 03:49 PM
I'd love to see a really good coffee house ... independent (NOT a Starbucks!), with Wi-Fi, great pastries, big comfy armchairs, maybe also selling books (sort of the Atticus idea from New Haven). Have local art exhibits, book signings. This town has no real coffee shop where you can go in, settle into a comfy armchair, enjoy a great barista-drawn latte or cappuccino. And no locally owned, small bookstore any more. We could use both.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 21, 2012 at 05:22 PM
We've also got two comments from Facebook - one in favor of Mexican and one in favor of a vegan restaurant - adding those to the list!
Barbara Fairbanks February 21, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Love the idea of ctmom. One of the problems with this location is parking. That would have to be expanded or rent spaces in the new New Morning location. Another thought would be a day spa.
Robert Killheffer February 22, 2012 at 08:21 PM
A bookstore. Borders forced More Good Books to shut down, and now Borders is gone, and we've got nothing. I like ctmom's idea, because Woodbury also desperately needs a good coffee place, and the Atticus model would include books.
teachermom February 25, 2012 at 12:58 AM
I too agree with CTMOM. A coffee house would be terrific. It would be nice to have a place stay open past 8pm... would that happen in Woodbury?
ctmom February 26, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Agree with teachermom! There's almost no place in this town to go out and relax later in the evening, have a glass of wine with some friends without feeling the management would really like to close up shop and is just staying open until you finish your merlot ... Maybe a warm and inviting coffee house by day, and a lively wine bar by night? And toss some books (new or used) into the mix for a really "in" new spot.
Jaimie Cura (Editor) February 26, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Sort of like The Bookstore in Wellfleet, Cape Cod? http://www.wellfleetoyster.com/

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