Visions for Vacancies: 1158 Beacon St. (Formerly La Vie Nail & Spa)

What do you think should go in this empty storefront in Four Corners? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

Welcome to , 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 1158 Beacon St., the former La Vie Nail & Spa location.

Located on the edges of Four Corners (intersection of Beacon Street and Walnut Street), this space is in a strip mall that also includes a , a couple of dry cleaners and several Asian food restaurants (Apgujung, , and China City).

Although the Newton Centre and Newton Highlands MBTA stops are nearby, it is still a bit of a hike to this location from those stations. There is plenty of parking, though, in a lot located in front of the store.

So, what do you think should go in this empty storefront? Share your ideas in the comments section below.

bbuckled August 16, 2012 at 09:58 AM
Until a tenant can be found, how about a "pop up store" just for the holiday season. There are many home based businesses where people are working really hard in this economy to get their names and businesses out there. Let's support our hard working people and give them a chance. Pop up stores are the way to go, a win win for all. Thanks bbuckled@gmail.com
bsf August 16, 2012 at 12:15 PM
Love the idea of a pop-up store!
Melanie Graham (Editor) August 16, 2012 at 01:53 PM
Very interesting idea! I don't think we've had the suggestion of a pop-up store before. Does anyone have any suggestions for what kind of pop-up store?
Mark Golden August 16, 2012 at 02:20 PM
I too, while wanting a full size Kitchen Gadget (housewares) store, love the concept of a "Pop-Up". The property owner would have to section off ( wallls or imaginary lines) the store to accomadate a few different (non competing) sellers. Think a small indoor flea market. Perhaps a jewelery shop, maybe a small clothing boutique, why even a small kitchen gadget shop. Maybe even something like a gift shop, a minor assortment of luggage, or the like. I am thinkiing of all the types of shops that have been in any of the flea markets I had stores when I was in Palm Beach County, FL. So many possibilities. The landlord would benefit since the sum of the parts is greater than the sum of the whole.
Ross August 17, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Would love to see the return of a Kosher deli.
Ross August 17, 2012 at 06:28 PM
Also like the pop-up store idea. Could be a combination of Mark Golden's flea market (which I also enjoyed in Florida) plus local crafts similar to the crafts collective on Church St. in Cambridge.


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