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What Business Should Go Here?

The vacancy sits on West Road in Ellington.

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 most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?

We launch this new weekly series by featuring one of the vacant shops in Meadowview Plaza.

The location is between and , and was the Ellington Pharmacy in a previous life.

Terri Bowman March 21, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Keep big business OUT of Ellington!! Seriously Starbucks?!? How about a yoga studio or any other LOCAL business. Isn't McDonald's enough?
Maureen Remenik March 22, 2012 at 01:50 AM
A used bookstore would be nice!
J. Wiley Dumas March 22, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Excellent idea, Maureen. That's certainly something our town could use. Great idea.
Maureen April 11, 2012 at 08:37 PM
too many yoga studios already....and most boutiques or small business shops end up going out of business quickly. Loved Bountiful Harvest when it was open and shopped their regularly but they couldn't even get anyone to buy it when it was for sale. If not a starbucks then a local coffee shop would be nice...comfy chairs, good coffee a place to hang out and socialize or do some reading.
Maureen April 11, 2012 at 08:38 PM
a used book store is a great idea....could even sell some new stuff as well. We really don't have anything like that here.

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