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Visions for Vacancies: Cheshire Retail

The little red building on Elm Street is empty again. What should open there?

The cozy wooden building behind Cheshire Town Hall is empty again now that Christy's Ice Cream and Fried Dough has closed its doors. The cafe at 96 Elm St. was owned by John and Elaine Segel who opened the business about three years ago. 

Prior to it being Christy's, it was the Picture Framer owned by Ann and Tom Hearn. The Cheshire Art League held their meetings in the store for about a year.

The charming building is in a high-traffic area next to the Watch Factory Shoppes. 

What do you think should open there now? Another cafe, an art gallery, a crafts store? Tell us in the comments below!

Toby Slocum April 18, 2012 at 12:13 PM
Its ok traffic volume but not great. the building should be a little house or maybe a little wine bar
Leslie Hutchison April 18, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I like the wine bar idea! Cheshire doesn't have one and the size of the building would be perfect.
Leslie Hutchison April 18, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Janice Nitowski Gruenwald Donahue wrote: "The Big Dipper from Prospect should put another ice cream shop there."
Leslie Marinaro April 18, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Well Toby...what do you think we look into that???
Leslie Hutchison April 18, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Steve Joseph wrote "we need a Thai restaurant in town."
Leslie Hutchison April 18, 2012 at 06:00 PM
Hope Milligan Reinhard wrote: "Antique shop!"
Andrew Martelli April 19, 2012 at 03:47 AM
Toby get on the wine bar idea!
Tobey H June 28, 2012 at 11:46 PM
Ceramics cafe where you paint your cup, and get it ready to kiln while sipping on a tasty tea or coffee...

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