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What Business Would You Open in North Andover?

Your imagination is the only limit, what would you open in North Andover?

Imagine you had the tools and resources at your disposal - what business would you like to open in North Andover? What would work in the community?

Here were some ideas from the North Andover Patch Facebook page.

  • Craft store
  • Toy store
  • Cheese shop
  • Trader Joe's
  • Whole Foods

What new business would you like to see come to town? Discuss in the comments below.

Cool Fusion November 18, 2012 at 03:08 AM
The trouble is that at this point in this downward spiraling service economy is that we have too many places selling the same things. When an area becomes super-saturated with retail competition which shared sales, either margins have to increase (consumer price hikes) or you have go out of business. Your Deli's, cheese shops, and ice cream store are already here and even many more in our sister town two (2) miles and 5 minutes down the road. Exactly, how many more NA pharmacies do you need to acquire your psychoactive drugs - 5 ,6, 8?
adele gaulocher November 18, 2012 at 03:12 AM
I think that we should want to go downtown and be proud of it. Getting the right stores would really add to North Andover--Water Street could be a very happening place if we had more stores that attracted the town's people--I think that the Mill has done well and that if a few more places went in there then it would be great for the town--Right now there are 3 great establishments who care a lot about the community. Like to see more at the Mill--some Art galleries and some fun Art classes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sue Percival November 18, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I like the idea of a NY-style deli near the Post Office. Maybe keep the businesses "small" in the downtown area. I also like the idea of some new restaurants for that area. For bigger stores, I like Talbots, Lu Lu Lemon or Athleta for the Burton's strip of shops (since these bigger-name stores are already there). I agree with Adele: it would be nice to make downtown a "happening" place.
kathy Stevens November 19, 2012 at 12:52 AM
I wish Annies Book store were still here.
kathy Stevens November 19, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Take a look at the Art Space at east Mill. http://www.eastmillnorthandover.com/artspace.php

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