Tattoo parlors, gift stores, restaurants, a deli, pie shops and more. Downtown Southington is filled with niche shops to make it an enjoyable visit.
But if you could bring anything in to an open space, like say the old Southington Citizen office, what is it you would like to see be the newest visitor to the downtown area and why? That's the question we are asking today - so jump in and let us know.
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.
Each week we'll present a new vacant building 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. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
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Downtown has thrived in recent years, with numerous restaurants and niche stores finding a home in the area. Business has picked up particularly with added foot traffic at night and on weekends.
But there are still some unfilled spots, like the former home of the Southington Citizen office. So with a thriving downtown, how would you like to see that space renovated to accomodate a new business? What business would you put in there?
Next door, the YMCA is preparing for expansion and across the street, stores like Cork & Brew have found success. But what's missing? The choice is now up to you. Put on your thinking caps people, it's time to voice your opinion and tell us - what would you put in this space?
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