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TELL US: What Would You Like to See in NorthWest Park?

There will be a variety of restaurants and retail stores in the project with Wegman's and Kings. What would your choice be to fill one of those slots?

As reported on Burlington Patch this morning, , but there will be a lot of free space for restaurants and retail locations.

According to Nordblom's site, the development will be a 3,200,000 square foot "pedestrian-friendly, amenity-rich, vibrant mixed-use environment," in the area of 2nd, 3rd and 4th Avenues. Also, according to the project web site, there will be a mix of restaurants, some featuring outdoor dining, and retail locations.

However, the specifics of what those restaurants and retail locations will be is still a mystery. Burlington Senior Planner Don Benjamin said the applications by those businesses for Planning Board review are expected within a month or so.

But in the meantime let's make you the developer. If you could choose any restaurant or retail store to fill up NorthWest Park, what would you choose? 

So tell us, if you could pick any business to fill the park, which one would it be? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. Also don't feel limited to just one, fill up the entire park with your dream businesses if you'd like!


Ivaylo Kalatchev February 27, 2013 at 06:00 PM
I'd like to see a pedestrian overpass over (or a tunnel under) Rt. 3 from the NorthWest "Park" to the actual park across the highway (the Landlocked forest). This way residents and visitors would have an easy pedestrian or bike access to nature without having to get in a car and drive through Bedford or Lexington to get to the forest. An overpass or a tunnel would be no small investment for the town, that's for sure, but with all of the construction that is and will be happening at NorthWest "Park" for the next few years - this would probably be the best opportunity to get access to the forest.
SJ February 27, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Would love to see a Dave and Buster's (although Burlington fasistly turned this down I hear...who are they, Lexington??) Red Lobster, Joe's Crab Shack, and/or a Hooters - LONG SHOT (since there are none around). Would also love to see a Beer Works (rumor has it one was supposed to open in Lexington where Decelle's once was). A Life is Good store...oh, and a Baja Fresh!!
Northguy February 27, 2013 at 09:21 PM
Red Lobster? Joe's Crab Shack?! You do realize that we are in New England and have access to plenty of high quality seafood restaurants. No one needs Red Lobster. Well, maybe the people in the Midwest, but no one in New England.
JRTEMT February 28, 2013 at 01:12 AM
There was a hooters in Nashua, NH a few years back. Not enough volume, not enough tourism at that location. Frozen seafood near Boston & Gloucester???? No no no to red lobster. Livemusic events in outdoor courtyard like we were promised at wayside commons maybe!
Ann February 28, 2013 at 12:24 PM
Christmas Tree Shops!!!
Deb Palmer Cote February 28, 2013 at 12:42 PM
A Jasper White's Summer Shack would be fun! Also an upscale pub type place that's not a chain and maybe Paula could open a second True North!!! No more Dunks please!
Burlington Resident February 28, 2013 at 01:24 PM
Bass Pro Shop Boston Beer works CBS Scene like the one down in Foxboro
Gloria M. Mozzicato February 28, 2013 at 01:41 PM
A Christmas Tree Shop and a Red Lobster. We have enough "up scale" in the town.
Rose Johnson February 28, 2013 at 03:34 PM
I couldn't agree more. Even the Burlington Mall has become so upscale the only affordable store is Sears!!
Vanessa February 28, 2013 at 06:03 PM
Christmas Tree Shop, H&M, Tea/Coffee shop
J. Parker February 28, 2013 at 07:21 PM
A live musical theatre with celebrity performances.
Biagio Occhino February 28, 2013 at 08:54 PM
I’d love to see an art gallery with an area where local artists can work and showcase their own art! There are so many open and empty business building all over Building I wish there was a way we could add like an art center in Burlington for Burlington Residences. So many town benefit from an vibrant art community and have a yearly open town studios, why can Burlington have this? Where is the art and cultural influences?. We have so much shopping and business here, so where are these businesses giving back to the community enrich our art and culture? Also, live musical theatre would be great too! Chunkys cinema pub. So would a Beer Works, John Havards, Red Lobster. Oh so on the cheaper / low scale side an Ocean State Job Lot and a Christmas Tree Shop. What about an art museum? Thanks from Biagio Occhino
Jeremy Harrington March 07, 2013 at 06:42 PM
I would love to see a series of more local shops and restaurants. Like a Jasper White's Summer Shack, Boston Beer Works, or an Anna's Taqueria. A group of local boutiques showcasing clothes, art, and accessories form local artisans would be a great way to make this a special place to visit and not another vapid strip of the same grouping of stores you can get in any town. Red Lobster in New England...Please do not bring frozen seafood here. There are a lot of local restaurants that could really showcase our local fresh food.
Fortis April 15, 2013 at 03:52 PM
An Olive Garden restaurant.
More Nomz April 26, 2013 at 02:47 AM
A Vietnamese sub (banh mi) shop. With all of the nearby businesses it would be a popular lunch option and an alternative to the other standard western sub shops in the area.
Marie DiBona May 22, 2013 at 06:43 PM
An under 21 night club
T. Powers June 06, 2013 at 04:04 PM
I would love to see some nice middle-of-the-road affordable stores. Its true the Burlington Mall has priced some shoppers completely out of the market. I agree that Sears is the only store I can afford. The are enough high end stores in Burlington if thats what shoppers want.

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