Visions For Vacancies: What Should Move To 440 Main Street?

Since Gaffer's Pub moved it's up to you to suggest what business should move in! Let us know in the comments section.

Let's call this a modern spin on community planning — Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.

In an occasional column, we'll present a new vacant space and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules, and all the other zoning jargon that puts people most to sleep. 

We launch this occasional feature by focusing on the now vacant space at 440 Main Street.

The space is an 1,900-square-foot store front in a great location near the intersection of Main Street, Eagle Rock Avenue and Harrison Avenue. It used to be a bar, Gaffer's Pub but it moved across the street then closed. 

So with a few of bars, restaurants and shops in West Orange, now it's up to you to suggest what business should move in. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?

Let us know in the comments section below! Know of a vacant space/building we should highlight? Email craig.mccarthy@patch.com

Tom February 23, 2013 at 04:40 PM
West orange gets many visitors from all over the country and world to the Thomas Edison National Park How about a Tourist Center. A place where you could get information on things to do in area Thomas Edison tours,Statue of liberty,NYC,Jersey city,Hoboken,House tours, Turtleback zoo, Bus tours, ghost tours... our area is So Rich In History I think there is a great opportunity to capitalize on tourists that visit Thomas Edison's factory and home,and then are left no Guidence on what to do in the area. I think there is the potential of multi day visit to West Orange
Sean February 23, 2013 at 05:12 PM
An all you can eat Chinese buffet or a Buffalo Wild Wings would be great there
Sylvia February 23, 2013 at 05:36 PM
@Dj shamis. Hey who is saying that sports bar is not a good idea dude?! I think you need to get a clue and understand that we need more than sports bar. And yes we can be Hoboken or Westfield or some other town that offers dinning, sports bars and other fan activities at the same time.... I'm tired of going to eat in Maplewood...... So think about everyone, not just about yourself Dj shamis and yes you idea is also fan and great my husband would love it!
MSS February 23, 2013 at 11:09 PM
An Italian Bakery/Deli. Is there anywhere in WO to get Zeppole for St. Joseph's?
Anastasia February 24, 2013 at 08:30 PM
A Starbucks!!!!!!


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