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 1201 Walnut St., Newton Highlands.
This storefront has easy access to the Newton Highlands MBTA station, a metered municipal lot, metered street parking as well as some free street parking.
The shop is also easily accessed by Route 9 and has a fair amount of foot traffic with the Newton Highlands shopping district nearby and next door.
It seems, though, the empty storefronts are piling up in the Highlands; Newton Patch featured a few weeks back, and there are at least two more vacant shops on Lincoln Street including . In addition, .
The space next door, at 1203 Walnut St., could also be vacant in the near future. was listed on a real estate site a few months ago and owner . The restaurant closed on July 15 for a one-month vacation, but the eatery remains dark as of August 22.
So, what do you think should fill the space at 1201 Walnut St. in Newton Highlands? Why so many empty storefronts in the Highlands? Share your ideas in the comments section below!