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What Should Go In This Front Street Space?

Play developer — what should go in Marketplace Quilts' old space?

has found a new location, and that has left the corner spot at 6 Front Street wide open.

The building is located steps away the , and Artists' Row.

If you had the resources and the authority to decide what would go here, what would you choose?

Tell us in the comments.

KlassySalem July 11, 2012 at 06:33 PM
The next installment in the Roost, Scrub, Beehive empire!
Mary Lee July 11, 2012 at 06:35 PM
I would choose some sort of art/craft-related business such as a weaving studio or maybe glassblowing, though I don't know how universally appealing that would be. I love Front Street's crafty vibe. It would be nice to see it as a destination for people who like to work with their hands.
Bill July 11, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Make your own Pizza store
Lisa Dolloff July 11, 2012 at 07:28 PM
I so wish that I could have it for a herb & skincare store that doesn't cater to "witches".
That Girl July 11, 2012 at 07:36 PM
Something along the lines of a ceramics store, the sort where you pick out the piece, clean & paint it, the piece gets fired, etc. I know there's a place on Cabot Street as you drive into Beverly but the parking is crap and it seems so small & dingy from the street. This would be a nice compliment to that arts n'craft vibe of Front Street that Mary Lee mentioned in her comment.
KlassySalem July 11, 2012 at 08:33 PM
A restaurant that only serves dogs.
That Girl July 11, 2012 at 08:36 PM
best answer EVER!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahaaaaa!!! You've made my day. And yes. Dogs rock and should be allowed at places like the Shanty but that's a comment for a different thread ;-)
Shawna Erps July 12, 2012 at 03:19 AM
Lisa, I bring my kids to the Clay Dreaming on Cabot St. in Beverly. The parking is a little tough because it's downtown, but it's beautiful inside. Definitely worth checking it out. :)
Diane Wolf July 12, 2012 at 05:43 AM
<3 !
Carson Eddy July 12, 2012 at 10:45 AM
Boston Bead Company would love to see another craft related business join us on Front Street. We think a Stitch Lounge - fabric, patterns, notions for clothing and crafting, sew by the hour, sewing classes etc - would be the perfect compliment.
Drew Meger July 12, 2012 at 12:01 PM
simple question you are a man or woman about town with a big date coming up where in salem can you go to buy a fancy set of bespoke teeth? no where is where
Drew Meger July 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM
oh wait theres the custom vampire fangs tent at the magic parlor problem solved get you dancing shoes honey we are stepping out
jeff July 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Another coffee shop!
adrienne July 12, 2012 at 03:33 PM
@Carson Eddy. i LOVE your idea!! the space could not hold a place as fabulous as Zimman's in downtown Lynn, but still...i think Salem & Northshore residents would totally be psyched to have a store like that. i miss Cornerstone Books & would love to see another cool, independent bookstore in downtown Salem.
Edward July 12, 2012 at 07:31 PM
The only thing missing from downtown, is a Credit Union.
Edward July 12, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Two thumbs up. :)
Maureeen Clark July 12, 2012 at 11:12 PM
Adrienne, come visit us at our new location. MarketPlace Quilts at Gardner Cottage. 250 Canal Street, Salem,Ma. We carry a great fabric selection, patterns for sewing clothing, bags and quilts, notions for all of your sewing needs and offer fabulous classes. And free parking!
chester suchecki July 13, 2012 at 10:14 AM
peoples united bank branch. the others are out of reach for downtown customers.
Denise Kent July 13, 2012 at 11:36 AM
I also vote for an independent bookstore. I really miss Cornerstone Books.

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