Vision for a Vacancy: What Business Should Go Here?

Stash moved out of its Rittenhouse Place storefront recently for new digs. What business do you think should move in?

Lately, we've been asking Patch readers about what kind of businesses they think should move into vacant spots around town.

The subject of this week's Vision for a Vacancy is 74 Rittenhouse Place in Ardmore, the former home of knitting shop Stash. Stash moved to a higher profile spot on Lancaster Ave. at the end of September, leaving their old storefront empty.

The spot is in the same strip as Rittenhouse Deli, Main Line Yoga and Barbacoa.

What do you think would be a good fit for this space? Tell us in the comments.

Scott December 09, 2012 at 12:40 PM
There isn't a single good Mexican restaurant in the area...who doesn't like Mexican food?
Tanya Gardner December 09, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Any place but another "cash for gold" store!
jen December 09, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Games for kids
x December 09, 2012 at 02:45 PM
I wonder if a shop for locally-made crafts would flourish. Well, perhaps not now since so many have already done their holiday shopping.
x December 09, 2012 at 02:46 PM
If it were a co-op, I'd certainly be willing to donate some time. Selling my crafts is hard now that I can no longer do big craft shows. Small ones like the one this afternoon (12/09) at the Schuylkill Center are all I can do any more.
x December 09, 2012 at 02:47 PM
Jack Kerr December 09, 2012 at 04:06 PM
Or nail salon
Steve December 09, 2012 at 04:33 PM
How about a bookstore?
Douglas Martindale December 09, 2012 at 08:36 PM
It's Ardmore, or course it will be a hair/nail salon!!
Lori Israeli December 10, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I agree with the reader who said Mexican Restaurant. It is time for a great, locally-owned Mexican Restaurant in Ardmore.
Susan Kanoff December 10, 2012 at 09:20 PM
I agree with Dick. I would love to participate in an artists' co-op. The success of Clover Market suggests it would do well...maybe even in a larger space. People are always looking for high quality handmade items. Also like the idea of a bookstore...sadle missing in the local area.
Jeff C December 10, 2012 at 09:22 PM
Totally agreed. An authentic Mexican restaurant would do very well.
Christine December 11, 2012 at 04:33 PM
Thanks, Patch, for setting up this forum! Any of you who are interested in opening a store or crafters' co-op please feel free to contact me at Christine@ardmoreinitiative.org or Heidi Tirjan, theTownship's Retail Recruiter at Htirjan@lowermerion.org. We'd be happy to work with you & the Ardmore Initiative even has some start-up grant funds to help appropriate new retail & restaurant businesses.


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