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What Business Should Open in Downtown Maplewood?

Cupcake shop? Bakery? 24-hour gym? Readers submit their favorite ideas through Facebook and Twitter.

If there's one thing that Maplewood residents know, it's the type of shop they hope to see open in downtown Maplewood.

Earlier this week, an article about to downtown Maplewood garnered 36 charged comments (and plenty more on our Facebook page). Seeing so many residents rally against the idea got me wondering, "What type of business should open in downtown Maplewood next?"

On Twitter, Mackenzie Jordan (@mackenzbot) was quick to suggest a cupcake shop. She's accepting donations to start a shop if no one fills the need, by the way. 

On Facebook, we had more than 15 comments from folks saying what they want to see open in downtown Maplewood, including a Thai food restaurant, 24-hour gym, frozen yogurt bar and independent bookstore. What would you like to see? Please vote in our poll and add a comment below.

Dana Huth suggested a bakery. "Bakery or a deli!! I want delicious breads," she wrote.

Katie Gietschier Meyers had a few suggestions too: "Yes, a bakery, or an ice cream shop would be great! Thai food would be lovely, too." — I'd accept all three, personally!

And my personal favorite came from Patti Byington Johnson, who apparently understands my sweet tooth: "Old time ice cream/candy store."

To read about some other ideas, see the full thread on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/MaplewoodBrentwoodPatch.

We passed 500! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all of you for helping us surpass 500 fans on our Facebook page. We've had 16 new people 'Like' our page since last Friday, and the number keeps growing! Let's keep the momentum going. When you have a spare moment, please share our Facebook page with a friend.

Heidi Barks January 28, 2012 at 01:20 PM
I have to vote for 2 but they computer isnt allow me so I will make a comment Family Old Fashion Ice Parlor and A movie Theater ,,,,,
Diane Blaskiewicz January 28, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Breakfast place or meat shop!!
mburkegill January 28, 2012 at 07:23 PM
Cupcakes are overdone, bakery already on Sutton, expand exitsting bakery to include cupcakes and bread. More ethnic food choices, make Maplewood a destination for a wider group of consumers.
Rebecca J. February 05, 2012 at 01:24 PM
I like the more ethnic food resturants and make sure they are not chain restaurants and cater to those with allergies!

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