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Visions for Vacancies: What Does Vernon Need Next to Cardio Express?

It's one of the newer buildings in town.

Vernon Patch loves your input. So, in a column called Visions for Vacancies, we present a vacant building - in this case part of a newer one that currently houses a fitness center - 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 vacant portion of the, for lack of a better term, Cardio Express building, on Route 83 near the Merline Road Intersection.

The entire side of the section that faces Route 83 needs a tenant or tenants and so does a section of the building that abuts the health club. 

So ...

What should go there? Tell us in the comments.

JP October 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM
A Trader Joe's would definitely fit. Other ideas include Pinkberry or Emerald City Smoothie.
Danno October 18, 2012 at 12:20 PM
If you want a business to move in, I recommend going to their website and contacting them. All though this is something out Economic Development Coordinator works on, the more interest and push from the community is a big help. With this said, I have contacted Trade Joes and Panera. In addition, I have provided them with the marketing brochure. It would help if others contacted the same companies to spark their interest. It only takes a few minutes to send a simple e-mail. Give it a shot and let us know who you have contacted. Thanks!
Paul Stansel October 18, 2012 at 12:46 PM
Would love to see a Trader Joes or the like. Nature's Grocer is great but they are constrained a bit by the space.
Danno October 19, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Natures Grocer is great! I think that they are very happy with their current size. Its just right for a family owned store in the niche market they hold. Did you know that people travel a long ways, 30+ miles, to come to that store?? Breakfast and Lunch is amazing!!
JP November 05, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Anybody that wants to encourage Trader Joe's to open in Vernon, here is a form. http://www.traderjoes.com/about/location-requests-form.asp

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