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What Should Replace Pastels?

Location in A&P Plaza has been empty, what would you like to see there?

For about two years, the corner spot in the Shopping Plaza has been empty. Shoppers stopping by other stores, restaurants, and banks in the plaza now pass by an empty storefront everyday.

So, Patch wants to know, what would you like to see in the spot? Wish a restaurant would come back? Maybe a chain store the township is lacking? Or, a small local business?

Tell us in the comments what you would like to see.

Hank April 03, 2012 at 01:53 PM
micro brewery
Jonathan N. Marcus April 03, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Unfortunately, you would need a liquor license for such an establishment and I do not believe there are any more currently available in Mahwah.
Hank April 03, 2012 at 03:37 PM
ok then,Polish food restaurant
Brandon Schwartz April 03, 2012 at 03:48 PM
A Coldstone Creamery! There aren't any around here.
Bob April 03, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Anything that creates more reasons for the display of gigantic vegetable sculptures!
ref April 03, 2012 at 09:02 PM
How about two big box stores and a movie theater,or maybe a life style center
Hank April 03, 2012 at 10:56 PM
That's a very good idea. I was thinking along the lines of a methodone clinic but I like your answer better.
Gottardo DiGiacopo April 04, 2012 at 11:39 AM
hysterical!
Gottardo DiGiacopo April 04, 2012 at 11:42 AM
Not you hank; the ref guy. how about a Wi-Fi Cafe` with art on the walls and poetry readings... something to stimulate the mind more than the gut?
Hank April 04, 2012 at 11:54 AM
oh fudge. Gottardo I thought we had a moment there.
Gary Paton April 04, 2012 at 12:31 PM
No business will open in that shopping center until the rents are reduced!
S. B. April 04, 2012 at 01:15 PM
Pastels was a wonderful restaurant for many years in the Township. I remember having many special dinners there--celebrations and just a special 'date' with my loved one. My family was shocked when they closed. It is appalling to me that landlord of that shopping center would rather have empty store fronts than a regular business. We have seen many businesses forced out by the rental hikes in that center. How can it make more financial sense to have an empty storefront than to have a reliable tenant? Something is wrong with our tax codes and laws if there is no financial impetus to rent your properties at a fair rate.
Glenn Murphy April 04, 2012 at 06:24 PM
The A&P Supermarket Chain "Owns the whole Damn Shopping Plaza"! The need the $$ for the "CEO Executives Salaries" and also for the "Montvale NJ Corporate Office Park Bldg too"!
Glenn Murphy April 04, 2012 at 06:26 PM
I thought may be an "Adult XXX" Strip Joint/Gentlemens Strip Joint. High End of course to meet the Local Area Income guide lines..
Mahwah Resident April 05, 2012 at 01:53 AM
How about a self-serve yogurt with all the toppings cafe. Maybe not Dairy Queen would get upset.
Joanne S. May 05, 2012 at 01:59 AM
we need a Trader Joes in Mahwah someplace( maybe where Marschalls was by Kohls.
Shani Hawkins October 12, 2012 at 05:49 PM
HARMON COSMETICS
Shani Hawkins October 12, 2012 at 05:50 PM
YES WOULD LOVE A TRADER JOES!!!!
Susan P. November 04, 2012 at 02:45 AM
I think a mixed martial arts studio would be fantastic.... but the rents need to be reduced before that can happen

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