Blackline Retail Group, the company that is renovating the plaza writes on its website that it is aiming to "create a fresh and modern shopping experience including wide sidewalks to accommodate patio seating, retail friendly landscaping and all new storefronts."
On the website, the company has a link to its lease plan, which shows what businesses have agreed to join the plaza.
The list includes the following:
- "Reserved Restaurant" - 5,525 square feet
- Dry Cleaner - 1,115 square feet
- Dunkin Donuts - 2,005 square feet
- Sports Clips - 1,345 square feet
- Nail Salon - 1,423 square feet
- NOBO Modern Japanese - 4,844 square feet
- Play Gym - 4,588 square feet
- Salon & Day Spa - 3,658 square feet
- ChoiceFitness - 17,610 square feet
Other Patch readers commented on the post as well to share their opinion, with opinions ranging from "How many Dunkins do we need?" to one reader who said the commenters being critical of the businesses were acting like "snobs."
"Not sure who the snobs are," wrote Anna Bucciarelli. "What's wrong with hoping for some quality establishments in this town that is becoming over-run with nail salons, gyms/sports places, and whatever mish-mash that will pay the price to rent the space and, when unsuccessful, leave a hole in the wall. I'm with Bailey, totally disappointed but, know what? Totally expected."
So where do you fall in the debate about the plaza's businesses? Are you excited for the locations to open, or are you disappointed with what will open in the refurbished plaza? Let us know in the comments section below.