Visions for Vacancies: What Should Go in that Small Building on Union St.?

What would you like to see in the vacant store at 120 Union St.

The former AT&T wireless store at 120 Union St. in Braintree has been vacant for quite a while. It sits in a slightly awkward lot with an entrance across from that is accessible only from the westbound side of Union Street.

What's your vision for this vacancy? Another Dunkin' Donuts? Something else? The property is owned by F.X. Messina Enterprises, which owns land throughout Braintree.

Let us know in the comments section what you'd like to see in the location.

Kathleen DeWitt August 30, 2012 at 05:29 PM
The police need to address the people "flying" off of the expressway into the rotary from the South. I guess they don't know about the law that people in the rotary have the right of way. We could make some real good money for the town from those drivers. Nanakate
Kathleen DeWitt August 30, 2012 at 05:31 PM
As far as the AT&T store; I,think it should remain empty, maybe greenspace, but it is hard getting out of there, especially if you want to go left at the lights.
LCT August 31, 2012 at 05:58 AM
Over the years FX Messina has made a small fortune in Braintree. They should be good corporate citizens and donate that awkward, useless, ugly space to the town. A nicely landscaped greenspace would be a wonderful alternative to this town's penchant for asphalt and cement on every square foot of non-residential land, especially between the rotary and the T station. Let Messina maintain it properly for all the "deals" [i.e. variances on parcels of land] they've gotten over the years. That entire intersection is becoming an eyesore. especially with the signs for Shaw's and The Marketplace; Motel 6 is no prize to look at and the T parking garage is just plain ugly. If we don't take some pride in our town, we're asking for riff-raff to move in; too much tacky crap all over town as it is. The stretch of Union Street between the rotary and Washington St. gives first-time visitors to our town a less than desirable image. Since the RMV opened in Braintree I'm sure we're getting new folks in that area all the time. Remember that old saying "you only get one chance to make a first impression"? We should strive to make it a good one.
Robert Kearns March 16, 2013 at 01:20 AM
They opened a Deli inside. Boston Deli Market
Robert Kearns March 16, 2013 at 01:22 AM
I agree


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