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Visions for Vacancies: What Should Fill This Empty Storefront?

West Deptford and Woodbury have empty storefronts. You have ideas. Let's hear what you want to see added to West Deptford and Woodbury's business communities.

Welcome to West Deptford Patch's new feature, Visions for Vacancies. West Deptford and Woodbury have several empty storefronts and we want to know what residents want to see there.

First up, 164 S. Broad St. in Woodbury. This building is at a prominent location in the city's downtown. For many years, it was home to Polsky's Army & Navy Store, but it's been vacant for more than three years. The second floor of the 9,950 square-foot building is divided into apartments. Plans to open a laundromat on the ground floor were a wash, and now the building is for sale. 

What are you dying to see in this location? A bagel shop? A specialty clothing store? A restaurant? 

Share your vision for this vacancy in the Comments section below. 

Tim Zatzariny Jr. (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 07:06 PM
A Mexican restaurant.
sockman April 13, 2012 at 08:33 PM
with the cheap food store that is moving across the street nothing upscale like a coffee shop or a nice byob restaurant... perhaps the laundromat
Michele Maahs April 14, 2012 at 11:51 AM
any ship similar to those in Collingswood - Like the Pop Shop or All Fired Up (ceramic) - Places that appeal to the family.
Herb Dodds April 14, 2012 at 08:05 PM
something to do with the arts would be great, like an independent art gallery or something of the sort
anya schultz April 14, 2012 at 08:41 PM
I think we could use a great bakery. One like Liscio's - baked goods, breads, dinners, small itailian market, etc.
Tim Zatzariny Jr. (Editor) April 14, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Anya, that's a good idea. Maybe a bakery/coffee (espresso) shop.
Peggy Grossmick April 14, 2012 at 10:24 PM
A place for kids like bounce you or Gymboree would work
mary April 14, 2012 at 10:49 PM
sockman April 16, 2012 at 12:42 AM
The issue that is happening on Broad street is the demographics that the low end market will bring to the area. People will not be looking for upscale bakeries and coffee shops now. People will be attracted to places like the chicken place, etc This location is too far from the courts and law offices to attract anyone working or using those buildings. So something low end to go along with the new low end market would be better
lmccaffrey April 17, 2012 at 03:53 PM
A clothing store like gap or old navy...
Village Green April 20, 2012 at 03:43 PM
An architectural salvage store would be great in Woodbury, like those in New Orleans and the few in Philadelphia. They would inspire the plethora of old house owners in the area to restore their homes, creating a more beautified scenic town that would appeal to tourists. Woodbury needs to work with what it has and this is old Victorian era homes. If these looked as good as they could (think Cape May or New Orleans), then I'm convinced everything else would fall into place, such as business and restaurants coming to town! Let's work on the unique tourism potential that Woodbury has in store!
Dr. Kenneth Nosewater April 20, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Five Guys....


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