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What Should Open on Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood?

With the recent closing of Mezzanine, one storefront is empty on Sutton Boulevard in downtown Maplewood. What should open there?

A doughnut shop and ice cream parlor are on the wish lists of at least a couple Maplewood residents.

A conversation ignited on Maplewood-Brentwood Patch's Facebook page after a simple question: If you could pick one place to open on Sutton Boulevard, what would it be?

Others suggested a sushi restaurant, laundromat or a place for pizza by the slice.

One storefront is empty on Sutton Boulevard following the . on Sutton by early fall, but the exact address hasn't been announced yet.

So, if you could pick a new business to open in Maplewood, what would it be and why? Please share your suggestions in the comments section below this article.

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C Juracsik July 23, 2012 at 11:56 AM
Last time I checked, the For Lease sign was taken down - so maybe it's already been decided who will be the Salt Room's new neighbor...
Michelle Seymour July 23, 2012 at 01:03 PM
I think Maplewood needs a bakery. It would be so amazing to be able to walk down the street, buy fresh rolls or a freshly baked loaf of bread for breakfast. I know Foundation Grounds has baked goods but we don't have a bakery that makes anything other than wedding cakes. Wouldn't that be fabulous? I also think an ice cream shop would be good.
Jh July 23, 2012 at 01:43 PM
I'll second the bakery. Would be nice to have more businesses that the neighborhood would use on a regular basis.
Kiwi Carlisle July 23, 2012 at 09:43 PM
Yes, a REAL bakery with bread, cookies, pastries would be a real hit. Another fun idea is a cool vintage shop.
Jonathan Spencer July 24, 2012 at 01:03 AM
I would live a real, independent bookstore (new or used). Also, since we are such a foodie hotspot, a kitchen accessories shop might do well.

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