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Your Ideas Here: Space in Trappe Shopping Center

What new business should move to this spot?

In a shopping center that already has room for a grocery store and a couple restaurants in business, what should set up shop in this space in the Trappe Shopping Center?

What do you need in a local space? What would succeed here?

Amy Gerberich April 28, 2012 at 11:37 AM
A Home Depot or Lowe's, a Trader Joe's, or a Walmart! We don't have any of them nearby!
Terrence Lowery April 28, 2012 at 02:15 PM
Home Depot or Walmart would create a traffic nightmare. Another grocer chain won't move in because others have failed in that location and nearby. Sad but true.
jane oehler April 28, 2012 at 02:26 PM
Farmers Market , indoor like in Chestnut Hill or Flourtown !!! year round !
Faye Heidel April 28, 2012 at 08:37 PM
Something for the young folks, maybe a skating rink or movie theater or some type of gym?
C Ragusa April 28, 2012 at 09:38 PM
How about Dave & Buster's, similiar to the one in Plymouth Mtg Mall.
colleen butler April 29, 2012 at 12:31 AM
I would like to see a roller skating rink. The space is large enough. The food prep and bakery area would be a good spot for a snack bar, and there is plenty of parking. It could offer birthday parties, roller hockey leagues, teen skates, senior citizen skating socials, skating lessons, community fundraisers, etc. This could also bring new patrons to the exisitng businesses and encourage new ones to open such as a coffee shop, bakery, jewelry shop, gift shop, clothing stores and more. There are so few activities for teens in this area, I'm sure this would be a winner!
Jessica Panfile April 29, 2012 at 12:32 AM
Or even an aldis. All the others are far away. We could use a Super Walmart.
Susan Toto April 29, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Bed, Bath and Beyond!
Erin Conlen April 29, 2012 at 01:24 PM
A farmer's market with some places to eat organic foods
Laura Winslow April 30, 2012 at 02:20 PM
I vote for a trader Joe's. and a chipotle restaurant.
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michaela reynolds April 30, 2013 at 04:43 PM
Let's go with Trader Joe's!
Jason July 16, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Umm, there is no way a Lowe's, Home Depot or Wal-Mart would locate there because it simply isn't big enough. Thank god there can't be a Wal-Mart. The shopping center just got a hardware store so that solves that. Also, a big supermarket will not try to compete with Giant, Redners and Wegmans, all around the corner basically. All we really need is some sort of small grocer, like a Trader Joes or an indoor farmers market. It would be nice for the Collegeville Farmers Market to move there permanently, as I hardly even go to it in the summer because of the heat and sun. Skating rink sounds cool, but again, not enough space. Some sort of smaller kids attraction, similar to a Jungle Wonder could work though. Movie theater is also out. You have to think from the potential business' perspective. It is only a viable location for smaller business, no large stores or big box retailers.

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