What Should Go in the Old Stop and Shop Plaza?

We want to know what you would like to see in the plaza.

With the new , there has been plenty of discussion about the old Stop and Shop plaza in the center of town. At that session, officials said Stop and Shop is still collecting rent from Marshall's and therefore has been slow to consider redevelopment. Officials at that meeting also said it would be unlikely that Stop and Shop would lease to a competitor grocery store. Town Manager Paul Cohen also recently addressed the space at a l

But we want to know: If you were the developer, what would you like to see in this space? Tell us in the comments.

Irene June 27, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I would like to see "The Mill Store" at the Stop n Shop site. The closest one is too far, Nashua off exit 8!
Rohini Sivamurthy July 26, 2012 at 03:28 PM
I love the idea of asking the residents as what you prefer in terms of shops! My order of priority: 1. Indoor play area for kids and adults especially during winter 2. Fitness center 3. Hair cuttery 4. Dollar tree
Cresident March 24, 2013 at 01:15 AM
1. Whole Foods 2. Playground/park 3. Small bakery 4. Coffee shop 5. Think what would make people's life more pleasant. Chelmsford center has really nothing to offer and that space would be perfect point to start.
Cresident March 24, 2013 at 01:21 AM
If you want to raise property values, just bring the Whole Foods in. Please no Chipotle, Fuddruckers etc... it's just same junk food as McD and co. Think of the independent restaurants, something unique and more personal.
Swapnil Kashikar June 07, 2013 at 02:55 PM
@Cresident: I would have liked whole foods/Trader Joe's too but the town manager has ruled out any chance of that happening given that the plaza is owned by Stop&Shop and they will not allow competition. I disagree that Chipotle and Fudd are junk like McD,Wendy's, Taco Bell but yes, having an independent restaurant would be good too - for ex, "Not your Avg Joe's" like the one in Acton strip mall.


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