Visions for Vacancies: Newtonville Retail Space
Tell us what you think should go in this empty Walnut Street storefront that used to house All About Shoe.
Welcome to Visions for Vacancies, a Patch feature and a place where you can weigh in with your ideas about what kind of businesses you’d like to see occupying empty storefronts around Newton.
Each week, we’ll highlight a vacant building, storefront or structure around the city. Then, we’ll leave it you, the Newton community, to sound off on what you’d like to see there.
This week we’re at 333 Walnut St., the former All About Shoe store.
Newtonville has a variety of retail and restaurant spaces, but the storefronts have changed quite a bit over the last year. Newtonville Books recently relocated to Newton Centre, the Rox Diner opened in November and Taste recently went through a makeover to become George Howell Coffee.
Meanwhile, Twig and C. Tsar's spaces have been vacated (although a sign on the C. Tsar's spot indicates a new John Brewer's location will open there sometime this summer).
The area is filled with parking options, including some free (time limited) street parking, metered spots, and a metered municipal lot on nearby Austin Street.
Let us know what you think should go in this space by commenting below.