Visions for Vacancies: What Should Move to 445 Pleasant Valley Way?

In this installment, the West Orange Patch asks what should go in the former liquor store on Pleasant Valley Way.


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 most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?

This week, we are asking what should be placed at 445 Pleasant Valley Way, where Best Cellars at A&P once stood across the street from  

The building is located near the heavily traveled intersection of Eagle Rock Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way, and has a healthy amount of parking available. 

So what do you think should go there? Another liquor store? A restaurant? A retail store?

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

Jill Jeszeck August 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
an independent coffee shop
Sheri August 20, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Kosher restaurant. This particular arrea of west orange has a larger kosher population
barry_geltzeiler August 22, 2012 at 05:33 PM
what you are describing is the JCC, look into it!!!
Sheila Lefkowitz August 26, 2012 at 06:15 AM
Barnes and Noble with a Starbucks in it.
Tom September 05, 2012 at 03:38 AM
How about a "rubber room" for WO teachers suspended with pay?


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