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Visions for Vacancies: What Should Replace Braintree's Borders?

What would you like to see in the vacant store font at 255 Grossman Dr.?

, and has since seen for a brief stint around Halloween. In a new feature on Braintree Patch, we're asking readers to suggest what they would like to see in vacant storefronts around town. What kind of business would you like to visit at the 27,500-square-foot store?

On June 2, Quincy-based The Grossman Companies, Inc., along with Dinosaur Capital Partners of Boston, bought the store for $4 million, according to a statement on Dinosaur's website.

that the Braintree location would close by the end of May. It was among 228 stores across the country that were scheduled for closing as part of the company's bankruptcy plan. The U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York approved a reorganization plan on Feb. 17 for the bookseller, the nation's second largest after Barnes & Noble.

Dinosaur Capital says the "stand-alone box is a prime retail site in an excellent power center containing Best Buy, Staples, KMart, Bed, Bath and Beyond, Sports Authority, Petsmart and others."

Let us know in the comments section what you think should go here.

J Sh January 31, 2013 at 09:45 PM
You should make a new one of these for the empty Staples down on Pearl Street.
Sandy January 31, 2013 at 10:11 PM
a market basket
Matt February 01, 2013 at 03:39 PM
I thought it would be a good spot for a Christmas Tree Shop. But then I learned the the same co that owns Christmas Tree Shops owns Bed Bath and Beyond. And there is a BB&B near there so they not likely going to put a Christmas Tree Shop there. I know companies like to spread their stores out.
Steve Ryder February 01, 2013 at 09:30 PM
office depot
Sandy February 01, 2013 at 09:37 PM
Thats not a bad idea either Steve

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