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Tell Patch: What Should Move into the Vacant Hightstown Storefront?

Think outside of the box - What would be the perfect retail establishment for this location?

Molto Bene  during Hurricane Irene last August.

Owners didn’t have flood insurance and decided it was the best option for them to make the move to neighboring Cranbury after the Small Business Administration gave them a loan to help them get back on their feet. 

Since the storm, , and Patch wants to know what you would like to see in the vacant shop. 

If you could put anything in the downtown location, what would you like to see? A restaurant? A pottery shop? The new location for Borough Hall? Or maybe a dentist or a dance studio?

Tell Patch in the comments below what establishment you think should come to this location.

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Matthew July 15, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Potential's right. We don't know which latinos contributed, but we sure as hell can just assume that they didn't. I mean, hell, I know that none of my neighbors did and they're all Caucasians. And if the Caucasians can't get behind Hightstown, there's no reason why others should. But we need to take this to the next level. We need to find out who DIDN'T contribute and picket their store(s)....hit 'em where they hurt...in the pocketbook. We need to get pickets out there 24/7, rain or shine, sun wind or snow. I'd be the first to volunteer but I'm kinda busy writing letters to the editor [hey, I know that's a dirty and dangerous job, but that's just the kind of heroic American I am....no sacrifice's too great....god, I'm proud to be me]. And I know that although I can't picket, I'm sure there are many voices in Hightstown who would welcome the chance to strike a blow for freedom.
Maksim Netrebov July 16, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Starbucks.
Lee Stults August 02, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I'm extremely excited to see that International Roasting Post is moving in! Let's hope this is just the first step in the process of repositioning our downtown. I encourage everyone to support this expanding business.
Gary H. Lucas September 07, 2012 at 01:10 AM
Why retail? Some of you might have noticed we have lost a lot of jobs in Hightstown. If you get a job in a retail store do you get paid enough to afford to live in Hightstown, or do you need to live some place else and commute here? At one point in time I worked for a small MANUFACTURING company in Wrightstown. When the Air Force Base downsized the local strip mall was devastated. So the zoning board allowed the owner to rent to us. We built high tech products, in a strip mall! After a couple of years the owner was out looking for more companies like us. Why? Because we generated no noise, no traffic, no loitering outside, didn't need lots of parking etc. We paid a whole lot more than minimum wage too!
Izzy Ruiz September 24, 2012 at 01:10 AM
How about a nation chain franchise for tax preparation?

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