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Occupy This Space: Camille's Sidewalk Cafe

Long closed, what would you like to see here?

This week, "Occupy This Space" returns after a hiatus to look at a location that has always–as far as Morristown Patch is concerned–lain fallow.

Camille's Sidewalk Cafe, once a franchised sandwich shop with multiple New Jersey locations, left The Garden State several years ago. With locations in several states, its footprint is most prominent in Oklahoma (seven locations) and California (nine locations).

Morristown's Camille's closed up shop prior to . Despite nearly two years, ghosts of its sandwich-serving past remain at its former location on the corner of South and Madison streets. Signage is still up, including a sidewalk sign that boasts "Now Open ... Come Try Us."

Since that's not going to happen, we want to know what do you think should "Occupy This Space?" Another sandwich shop? Or, something else? What could survive and thrive at this location? Chime in below.

Nicole May 17, 2012 at 07:05 PM
I think South Street needs more fro yo!
djd4515 May 18, 2012 at 03:20 AM
or a Bank
Jen May 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM
A Panera
KW May 18, 2012 at 01:25 PM
a book store!
Joy Perry May 18, 2012 at 02:26 PM
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society NJ Chapter should occupy this space with a LIght the Night Walk banner and signage. Light the Night Walk charity event will take place at Headquarters Plaza in Morristown on October 13, 2012.
John Dunphy May 18, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Quite the segue there, Joy!
kristen sauter May 18, 2012 at 04:07 PM
A Chipotle would be a huge success. Healthy fast food. No more pizza, burgers, or yogurt. We need more healthy options in this town desperately.
Cara DePalma May 18, 2012 at 04:13 PM
Isn't there a Qdoba on the Green now? I guess it's far enough that they could both do well. I just hate the idea of Morristown becoming a mall with chain stores rather than a downtown of small independant stores and restaurants.
Ryan May 18, 2012 at 04:32 PM
Not criticizing...just asking...how is Chipotle healthy? A grilled chicken burrito is 1,200 calories. Two average slices of pizza, on the other hand, would be about 500 calories and much less fat.
Kendra Arnold May 18, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I'd love a vegetarian restaurant; the Colonial would be closer for me, but I could swing by this space on the way home.
kristen sauter May 18, 2012 at 06:15 PM
Ideally I would love a fresh pressed juice and raw vegan cafe but I think that is quite a stretch for morristown. Chipotle at least has organic, no antibiotic meat and local ingredients. Their are many options not just a 1200 cal. Burrito. I would rather have quality calories than hollow carbs and loads of cheese from antibiotic and hormone laden cows.
Margret Brady May 18, 2012 at 06:56 PM
I'd love an old fashioned newspaper, magazine, postcards and most important book shop with coupons, specials and tie ins to the bakery and other food and coffee shops near by. They could also be the place to go to donate to your favorite charity and have a place to post news and posters. With the seats by the windows kept there for people to read and hang out.
Paul May 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Let's make it an adult education center
Paul May 19, 2012 at 12:40 PM
We can bring in different educators to teach courses

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