What Business Would You Like to See Open in Reading or North Reading in 2013?

Tell us what business you would like to see open next year.

Reading and North Reading saw a lot of businesses close in 2012. What businesses would you like to see open in 2013?

North Reading lost Sears Hardware, Lew's Mobil, A Change of Pace Consignment and more. Reading saw Hersey Jewelers, Mr. Glenn's Barber Shop and others close last year.

Tell us, what businesses would you like to see open in 2013? Where should those businesses go? Let us know in the comments section below.

Jim Pothier December 31, 2012 at 06:32 PM
I would like to see another major supermarket chain open a store in North Reading. Joe Veno would like to see Ocean State Job Lot!
Linnea Casino December 31, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Anything that is reasonable, will provide jobs AND take up that gigantic vacant space once known as Super Stop & Shop. I still hate the relocated store and usually head to Reading now.....
Robert J Casaletto December 31, 2012 at 08:27 PM
I would love to see a new Lowe's open up in the old Stop and Shop. They aren't going to sell or lease to Market Basket or anyone else in same business. Market Basket beats them by 25% in a normal shopping. As it is they are trying to shut down the Reading MB. I hate Home Depot's Veterans new discount policy whereas if your a Vet in Lowe's you Get. The 10% that is. In HD you have to be Disabled, active duty or retired.
M December 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Trader joes @ old S&s site!
Mary B January 01, 2013 at 12:49 AM
North Reading really could use a frozen yogurt place, a cupcake cake shop and a YMCA', then we can rename ourselves Reading!!!
Robert Murdock January 01, 2013 at 12:56 AM
I would really like to see Friendly's. Good old fashion ice cream with the family. Not some fancy shmancy restaurant.
Joe Veno January 01, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Robert, Who is trying to shut down the Marke tBasket in Reading?
Joe Veno January 01, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Ocean State Job Lot any where in town. How foolish of me to suggest that. I forgot the do-gooders would rather see an empty store for years rather than let them in town.
Joe Veno January 01, 2013 at 03:15 AM
You got that right JIm. Happy New Year
Alex Vorrilas January 01, 2013 at 03:46 PM
I'd like to Lew back at Lew's Mobil.
Joe Veno January 01, 2013 at 03:48 PM
M, They sell food.
M January 01, 2013 at 08:03 PM
I know they sell food @ trader joe's - just a "wish list" How about a Christmas Tree Shop? Bed Bath & Beyond?
Maclen January 01, 2013 at 10:08 PM
A KFC where Wendy's is now, demolish the closed Stop&Shop. and replace it with a new Starlite drive in. For those who want BIG BOX stores then feel free to move if you don't like here, there are plenty of realtors in town willing to sell your McMansions.
Cathy Bansbach January 02, 2013 at 01:59 PM
Someone should call Wegman's about moving in to the old S&S site. Trader Joes would be fine, too.
Adam Chase January 02, 2013 at 02:05 PM
I want some Mexican food in Reading. Can be take-out. Like Anna's Taqueria or Boca Grande.
Jim Pothier January 02, 2013 at 03:34 PM
Cathy, I and others contacted Wegman's after the S&S move. They appreciated the interest, but have no plans for new stores in the area except the one they are building in Burlington.
Vally January 02, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Something new, not the same old stores or restaurants!! We need a movie theater!!
Vally January 02, 2013 at 03:57 PM
In the old S&S plaza in North Reading


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