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Visions for Vacancies: The Cornerstone on the Corner in Rockville

Give us your ideas on the best use for the land.

Vernon Patch loves your input. So, in a column called Visions for Vacancies, we present a vacant building - in this case the ruins of a former building - and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use for it.

Yes, we have zoning regulations, but put all of that aside for now and concentrate on what you would like to see there or what would be the best use for the community.

Today, we are featuring the jagged foundation that sits at the corner of West Main and West streets, across from the Drive-in Package store.

After Tuesday's Town Council meeting, Deputy Mayor Brian Motola said he has vivid memories of a terrible fire some time ago that left the parcel in the condition it is today.

It is being marketed by a real estate agency.

He did not want to offer a suggestion and spoil the fund for the citizens of Vernon.

So with Motola - and the rest of us here in Vernon - as an audience, present your ideas.

Rae Barter October 04, 2012 at 11:48 PM
skate park?
cmmj October 05, 2012 at 02:36 AM
How about nothing! Who ever owns it should be made to clean it up...it looks horrible.
meowkats4 October 08, 2012 at 07:32 PM
I would like to see nothing else built yet, we have too many buildings vacant right now! I want to see businesses open up in some of these vacant already structures! We need a used furniture store/where they refurbish used pieces and sell them, (bad economy) would like to see old furniture restored. People just can't afford to buy NEW!! Craft shop, where people can go learn how to make things!!!!
Danno October 09, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Although this is not the right location, I would love to have Trader Joe's in Vernon. Traveling all the way over to the West Farms Mall area is too far but I make the trip because I love that store. I would recommend that Trader Joe's look into the vacant section in Tri-City Plaza next to Peoples Bank. Its a perfect location for them! On another note, how cool would it be to see a Trader Joe's in a section of a renovated mill that's empty right now? Seems like it would fit their image and clientele.
cmmj October 11, 2012 at 12:58 PM
I think thats a great idea!

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