What Should Occupy Headquarters Ground Floor Space?

It has foot traffic possibilities, but no tenant.

Business is blossoming on Speedwell Avenue.

In the area of Headquarters Plaza, several new businesses have popped up over the last year or so. Sure, some like have a very specific appeal base, but then places like cater to larger audiences.

A new cafe, . A business called Design with Tile posted a "coming soon" sign nearby. And while and recently closed, the space next to that once held Arabica Cafe has had some activity of late, and the "for lease" signs have come down.

Suffice to say, whatever your opinion, there is no denying things are happening along this part of the road. Meanwhile, adjacent to , Headquarters Plaza remains quiet.

If you walk from the Green, you will find before the hotel a large space seeking a tenant. It's ground floor, which means valuable foot traffic for a prospective business owner. Who knows, this might be the future home for your giant new business venture? Tempting?

So, we want to know this week, what should "Occupy This Space?" Chime in below.

Mary August 22, 2012 at 05:24 PM
I think a small Kings supermarket (like in Hoboken) or a Whole Foods would work...all the people in Park Place and other residents are not in walking distance to a full service/gourmet supermarket.
Nicole August 22, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Vegetarian lunch! Like the Moaz franchise in NYC, New Bruns and Hoboken?
JDomingez August 22, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Whatever Cavanaugh wants. Dougherty will get him anything he wants no matter how outrageous, and no matter how much the public is against it. They seem like business partners more than friends
Matt S August 22, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Whole foods would be key! But I see a food store/ drug store or furniture store taking the space
Freda's Sugar Daddy August 22, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Bring Bennigan's back !!
Cap August 22, 2012 at 10:44 PM
Bring Bennigan's back and i'll move away
Jacquelyn Braun August 23, 2012 at 01:09 AM
A health food store !
Sue August 23, 2012 at 04:51 PM
A video store!
Dr. Rho Buffet August 23, 2012 at 05:25 PM
I think a store like "Whole Foods" would be great, perhaps a restaurant that is not part of a chain of restaurants.
CSS August 23, 2012 at 09:19 PM
I vote for a bank.
Mike Banky August 23, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Ah, unfortunately, there is no easy answer. A Whole Foods sounds nice, but can the area support one? And where will people park (long way off, someone has to pay the parking)? And, will people want to tote groceries down into the parking garage? I fear the empty spaces will mostly remain such. There is such a thing as a white elephant. This could be one. Building/expansion ambition may have gotten too far ahead of reality. Those in this area a long time may remember the early concepts about the "French boutiques" likely to fill that space. Didn't quite work out that way. But, it would be wonderful if this space did not remain a ghost town forever.
Freda's Sugar Daddy August 23, 2012 at 10:16 PM
If they are closing the A&P why not a grocery. It's a risk that could pay off. Short walk down Catano
Tryclyde August 23, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Did I miss the article about A&P closing?!
Kieran Kole September 14, 2012 at 12:23 PM
The A&P in Morristown is not closing, while several others have closed. The Morristown store is alive and well. As for the space at Headquarters, I would like to see a Trader Joe's there. While Whole Foods and Kings are awesome...their pricing is as well! Traders Joe's has reasonably priced merchandise, outstanding selection and great customer service.


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