What Business Should Move into the Vacant Marketplace on Route 27?

What would you like to see in this vacant commercial space?

This two-store out-building in the Marketplace shopping center on Route 27 has been vacant for several months. Formerly the home of Children's Place Outlet -- which moved to another storefront in the shopping center -- and Konoko Japanese restaurant (now in Town Place in Kendall Park), it remains vacant.

While the building is in Franklin Park, it is part of the Kendall Park shopping area.

Patch wants to know what you think should go here. Answer in the comments below.

April April 02, 2012 at 11:17 AM
denise winstead April 02, 2012 at 11:21 AM
This space has been purchased by Walgreens... construction is currently on hold because the residents surrounding the property are fighting Franklin's planning board because they don't want a 24-hour business on that corner.
WILLAIM WHITLOCK April 02, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Elaine April 02, 2012 at 12:52 PM
ShopRite or Wegmans
08540 Resident April 02, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Pizza Hut
sarah tarvin April 02, 2012 at 01:51 PM
I agree with medical marijuana dispensary.... But do u think for that type of buisness its in a safe zone???
Tricia Berran April 02, 2012 at 01:52 PM
It would be great if a KOHL"s could come in the area. We do not have a local place to shop for clothes, and other items for the home or family. Walmart too is a great choice. Why another Walgreens????
Lisette Mottola April 02, 2012 at 01:59 PM
Lisa Rodgers April 02, 2012 at 02:08 PM
a real restaurant.. no chili's, no longhorns, no pizza hut, no ruby tuesday. We need a good non-franchise restaurant in the area that serves great food has a nice wood bar, and does not impact the houses in the area.....
Amy Gildenberg April 02, 2012 at 03:08 PM
It is too small of a space for Walmart or Kohls. How about a craft store? Michaels - AC Moore? Traders Joes would work there though...
Robin Schiller-Kessler April 02, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Jewish style bagel/resturant
Saurin April 02, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Starbucks, Panera, other lunch places - will need to support the medical offices across the street and offer convenience for neighboring residents. I'm sure there will be a Walgreens also since they own the property - not really needed, but fine by me.
Barbara Fehl April 02, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I would like to see a good health food store with nutrtional products as well as healthy food. Too many Walgreens and CVSs already!!!!
Linda Feinstein April 02, 2012 at 05:12 PM
I agree that the space is too small for a Walmart or Kohl's type of store, but I would love to see a store that sells quality (not expensive) women's fashions and/or shoes, a greeting card/gift shop or a PANERA Bread. I love that place. There are other empty spaces in the center, too, that need filling. Walgreen's isn't necessary; there are 2 CVS stores and 1 Walgreen's on Rt. 27 already; another one isn't necessary. Franklin Township needs to improve roads, too, if they continue to build retail and residential properties up and down the road. They can't leave it to South Brunswick to seek improvements on their own.
Winston April 02, 2012 at 05:44 PM
Gentleman's Club?
Jack Wagon April 02, 2012 at 05:51 PM
How about a Private Mandarin Chinese School, so PIACS will go away.
Jack Wagon April 02, 2012 at 05:52 PM
That's funny.
Winston April 02, 2012 at 06:10 PM
Kosher Chinese resturant?
Winston April 02, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Hmmm..... if Obama wins reelection they could put in an unemployment office and an IRS Tax Collection office...just combine them...it will be much more convenient!
AC April 02, 2012 at 06:27 PM
What do you mean "if"? With the candidates the republicans are putting forth, it will be business as usual for another four years.
AC April 02, 2012 at 06:30 PM
It would be nice if there was enough space so that a Walmart could move in here or even if they would develop just a (Walmart) clothing mini store. You are right we don't need another CVS or Walgreen's.
Jack Wagon April 02, 2012 at 11:52 PM
Okay, AC, WHEN Obama does win, we can put an unemployment office, Section 8 housing, planned parenthood along with a free health care clinic (Supreme Court pending), and a Welfare office in that space. Although the space will then be way too small for all the parasites that will wind up there. Here is a link to the welfare poster child. Hysterical, but true. http://www.ebaumsworld.com/video/watch/81996698/
Winston April 03, 2012 at 02:11 AM
How bout a Hoody Store? Hoodies R'US
Dennis C. McGrath April 03, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Walgreens it is: http://franklineconomicdevelopment.com/economic-development-news.html
Cathleen DiBenedetto April 03, 2012 at 04:29 PM
That is so very sad, we do not need another drug store along Rt 27..Franklin is killing Rt 27...How many drug stores do we need in a 3 mile area!!!
Lisa April 04, 2012 at 01:36 AM
i'm with william whitlock!
Sherry Burik April 04, 2012 at 07:28 PM
what is being developed on the corner of route 1 and new road??
Cheryl April 09, 2012 at 06:28 PM
A panera would be great!
LM April 24, 2012 at 06:24 PM
Another drug store? isn't CVS right down the road! problem is no one really shops at that shopping center
susan szabo May 17, 2012 at 06:44 AM
a mcdonalds or a burger king would be great


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