What Kind of Business Would You Prefer at 1344 Wisconsin Avenue?

This address used to house a clothing boutique.

Let's call this a modern spin on community planning—Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.

Each week we'll present a new vacant building and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts people most to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?

Since January we've asked you all about several shuttered businesses, including:

This week, we're turning out attention to 1344 Wisconsin Ave. This address used to house a clothing boutique, but now stands vacant. It's an attractive corner space at the intersection of O Street. The real estate listing says it includes 2,651 square feet of retail space.

What kind of store would you like to see here? A small grocer? A pharmacy? How about a hardware store or a deli?

Let us know in the comments section.

kevin mahaney March 28, 2012 at 06:07 AM
maybe saxbys for adults?
Rather Be Anonymous December 21, 2012 at 06:36 PM
A bagel shop and bakery. Bagels, french bread, maybe a green grocer with fresh fruit? CVS is across the street, so a mini market would probably not make it... but please please NOT another clothes store that spends 10 years going out of business or serving as a front to who knows what!
Shaun Courtney December 21, 2012 at 07:08 PM
A bagel shop is a great idea! Somewhere to stop on your way to work to grab a bagel or your way home to grab salad greens and a loaf of bread. Yum! - SC


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