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Visions for Vacancies in Barnstable: The Old Cold Stone Creamery

A weekly look at one vacant storefront, building or structure in the community.

Our new Visions for Vacancies feature starts this week on Barnstable Patch. Here you’ll find a place where you can weigh in with your ideas about what kind of businesses you’d like to see occupying empty storefronts around town.

Each week, we’ll highlight a vacant building, storefront or structure around town. And we’ll leave it you, the Barnstable community, to sound off on what you’d like to see there before any plans go before town boards.

This week we’re taking a look at the old Cold Stone Creamery storefront on Route 132 in Hyannis. This is next to Outback and the new hotdog place.

But what would you like to behind those brick and glass walls? The area has several places to grab a bite and assorted retail offerings, but maybe you have an idea of what would compliment existing businesses or fill a void of what’s lacking in this shopping plaza.

So, if you had your way—and, for the purpose of this discussion, let’s try not to focus too much on zoning restrictions—what would be your vision for this vacancy? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.

Jennifer Simckowitz (Editor) March 22, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I'd like to see a nail salon or perhaps a good Italian bakery.

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