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Visions for Vacancy: What Tenant Should be First Here?

This week, Visions for Vacancy turns its eyes toward a Charlestown storefront that has never had a commercial tenant.

Tim Doherty, a vice president with building owner Cornerstone Corporation, said a number of potential clients expressed interest in the 2,500 square foot space over the years, but none of them seemed quite right.

“We as landlords are ready willing and able to do a deal,” Doherty said, but only for the right kind of tenant. (We’ll have more on that early next week).

In the mean time, Cornerstone has let the Charlestown World War II History display use the space nestled between and .

He said the space is a shell that could be configured to hold any kind of business—from restaurant to gym to office space.

What do you think would be right there?

Mary Kay Donovan March 16, 2012 at 12:35 PM
What about a "mini" version of Trader Joe's like what they have in downtown Boston?
Suzanne Livingston March 16, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Love that idea, Mary Kay!
Joseph March 16, 2012 at 03:18 PM
Trader Joe's is an excellent idea!
Matt M. Casey (Editor) March 16, 2012 at 03:55 PM
It seems like we have a lot of agreement on this one. Would anyone like to see something other than a Trader Joe's?
Mum22 March 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I'd love to see a Chipotle.
Suzanne March 17, 2012 at 10:41 AM
TJ's is a great idea! Would also love another restaurant- just not subs or pizza. Nothing against sandwiches or pizza, I love 'em- but we have plenty of great places for those already.
PGRD March 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM
Trader Joe's is a great idea, we already have fast food. Is the empty Friendly's site too small? The mall has parking, which City Square lacks.
Pita March 19, 2012 at 01:10 PM
We need a bakery, like Modern in Medford Square
Joseph March 19, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Trade Joe's Location Request Link - http://www.traderjoes.com/about/location-requests-form.asp
WD March 19, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Can we get a fishmonger in here? Foodmaster fish is gross
Jen August 30, 2012 at 01:12 PM
I would love a Mexican Restaurant. Charlestown is in desperate need of more places to go out to eat!

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