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Visions for Vacancies: What Should Go Between Comcast and Burlington Coat Factory?

What would you like to see in the Granite Plaza?

There are a few vacancies at the F.X. Messina Enterprises-owned Granite Plaza in Braintree, including a space in between and the .

What would you like to see fill the empty storefront?

Tell us in the comments!

BRIAN KACEY September 04, 2012 at 01:20 PM
A restaurant, but Messina would try to block it!!!
Pat Cascarano September 04, 2012 at 02:10 PM
a Hallmark store
Sean September 04, 2012 at 04:47 PM
I wish the plan to tear that whole plaza down to build a Super Stop and Shop with a gas stationg went through. That plaza is just trashy.
Cindi Manganello September 04, 2012 at 07:40 PM
trader joe's
LCT September 07, 2012 at 04:42 AM
If memory serves there was a supermarket there ions ago, a Shaw's maybe where Burlington Coat currently is? All I recall is it smelled bad inside and was dirty. I wouldn't mind leveling the entire place, replacing the cement/ashalt with grass, fencing it in & make a dog park, a FREE park please. There's really no place in Braintree to safely let your dog off its lead (plus there's a leash law) to have a good run and play with other dogs. It could be a nice place to relax, visit with like-minded residents and enjoy well-behaved dogs. I don't even own a dog but wouldn't mind visiting a dog park just for the shear fun of being around dogs, enjoying some fresh air and maybe making some new friends, both two and four-legged. Just a thought...
Jessica September 07, 2012 at 08:23 PM
I bet you are forgetting about the residents around the area. I know I wouldn't want to hear dogs barking across the street. Also the temple probably wouldn't like hearing dogs barking on Sundays.
Jessica September 07, 2012 at 08:25 PM
I would love a few nice restaurants.
Sean September 07, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Jessica, if you've ever been to Stoddard dog park in Hingham or Bear Cove then you already know that very rarely do you hear dogs barking there. Even walking around places like Castle Island I hardly ever hear dogs barking. People make more noise than the dogs.
LCT September 08, 2012 at 04:09 AM
Sorry, Jessica. I didn't think there were abutters that close to the property. A line of tall shrubs could be planted to help any noise issues. I don't think dogs actually bark that much when they're running/playing. Kindly bear in mind I'm talking about well-behaved dogs and they don't, as a rule, bark incessently. My apologizes. As I said, it was just a thought. My finances are such that I can't afford to eat out/take out much these days and I think Braintree has just about enough restaurants. I've been looking for some free activities for adults in town.
Robert Kearns March 16, 2013 at 01:17 AM
Pond Meadow Park is a great place in town to walk your dog. Also the town was talking about turning the capped landfill into a giant park in the future, either that or retail, hopefully a park.

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