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What kind of retail business would you like to see in the former Arensberg’s Shoes space?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on February 27, 2010

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Photo of Ken Campbell

“Some sort of specialty store, a clothing store or a toy store.”

Photo of Jillian Watson

“I’d like to see a nice clothing store for teenagers, something more trendy.”

Photo of Jenna Gaston

“A Build-A-Bear store.”

Photo of Blaine Allmond

“I’d like to see an upscale clothing store catering to the Boomers”

Comments

Bill Lee 7 years, 1 month ago

How about a big and tall clothing store? There's nothing like that in town now.

looza 7 years, 1 month ago

a baseball card shop or a candy store or a Laundry Mat.....in that order. Thank you and have a nice day!

sherbert 7 years, 1 month ago

How about another show store. One with reasonably priced shoes for everyone in the family. Not just clunky, trendy shoes that a high schooler or college student would wear.

Flap Doodle 7 years, 1 month ago

A nice quiet place where people can smoke hookahs loaded with incense.

BigPrune 7 years, 1 month ago

A vegetarian steakhouse, a barbecue, a thrift store, homeless shelter with soup kitchen.

Face it folks, it will most likely sit for a very long time since unemployment hovers at 20% using the Clinton method of figuring unemployment as opposed to Obama's method. 25% is a depression.

Soap 7 years, 1 month ago

maracas store so moar ppl can play maracas..

Zachary Stoltenberg 7 years, 1 month ago

I don't know that my budget could handle a Trader Joe's, I'd be there all the time!

phoggyjay 7 years, 1 month ago

A medical marijuana dispensary... it's about time people.

William McCauley 7 years, 1 month ago

We need a good night club in downtown one where you can hear some good live music and get tanked, maybe make it a topless club too.

Deja Coffin 7 years, 1 month ago

Any kind of store that I won't go to. The less reasons I have to walk around Mass. the better. Sorry.

dajudge 7 years, 1 month ago

A homeless shelter and soup kitchen.

remember_username 7 years, 1 month ago

I think a firearm store or pawn shop would be hilarious. Better yet a store selling dehumidifiers on one side of the store and humidifiers on the other side of the store, cuckoo clocks on both walls - call the store "Partisanship is Hours".

Matt Schwartz 7 years, 1 month ago

massage parlor....i can see it the storefront now....happy ending

BruceWayne 7 years, 1 month ago

a pawn shop or computer recycling center. both sure fire, no fail ventures.

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

A combination beer joint, bank and bait shop.

Everything you need.

tomatogrower 7 years, 1 month ago

if it has to be a corporation, then Coldwater Creek. Otherwise, I'd like to see him make more money from the apartment rents, and charge smaller rents to a local business, so they can make a go of it.

Sunny Parker 7 years, 1 month ago

I would like to see the government (obamy) give tax credits to small businesses...and anyone making over $250,000

puddleglum 7 years, 1 month ago

I still want a drag strip. with hookahs, beer, and ammo on the side.

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

I'm assuming that the "40" is your IQ.

AnnaUndercover 7 years, 1 month ago

@paulette2 I am so with you on Trader Joe's! I'm dying without it. The closest one is in Missouri.

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

"C***-Ring Warehouse or Spatula City."

Py, I'm surprised you want more of the big, corporate box stores like those.

Anna, Trader Joe's rocks. We have one about four miles away. City life is good.

riverdrifter 7 years, 1 month ago

OK: Guy & Mae's Barbeque/Hooters/bait shop/high-end guns http://www.williamlarkinmoore.com/

That would do it. Though I would be tempted to thrown in the micro-Cabelas with a taxidermied possum.

Uhm, how much room we got to work with here?

Richard Heckler 7 years, 1 month ago

  • Lands End
  • Sony Style
  • Apple Store
  • Lego Store - These are stores that stock past products,new products and products that cannot be purchased anywhere else. These are great stores for all ages. The nearest one is St Louis.

mae 7 years, 1 month ago

Cheesecake factory would make a killing there and I don't know of ANYONE who doesn't like that place.

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

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Crossfire 7 years, 1 month ago

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Brian Laird 7 years, 1 month ago

Trader Joe's definitely! However, our idiotic Kansas laws would keep them from selling Two Buck Chuck! :(

Free the Grapes!

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

Something about an Edamame Emporium, and finding a humorous connection between your pickle and ring businesses. I guess putting both business names in the same sentence was a bit too much.

You could get the Jolly Green Giant to advertise both businesses as well.

Brian Laird 7 years, 1 month ago

All the people who requested Trader Joe's should go to their website and put in a "location request" - maybe we can use people power to bring one here!

gl0ck0wn3r 7 years, 1 month ago

How about something the market can support?

Menazort 7 years, 1 month ago

A medical marijuana dispensary would be ideal, presuming we lived in a sane, rational, society respectful of individual freedom.

educatedintheusa 7 years, 1 month ago

An affordable grocery which accepts WIC and includes fresh produce and family basics, such as diapers and TP.

beatrice 7 years, 1 month ago

glock, a gun store. Would that be the place where people store their guns until they are needed by the militia? I'm with ya -- who would ever want to keep those things in their home?

(sorry, couldn't resist)

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