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Wynnewood's Old Borders Space: What Should Move In?

LA Fitness has proposed to use the space. What do you want to see there?

Wynnewood Shopping Center's old Borders Bookstore space, , now houses . The furniture store, however, is on a month-to-month lease, according to Heidi Tirjan, Lower Merion retail coordinator.

Federal Realty Investment Trust, the owners of Wynnewood Shopping Center, came before Lower Merion Township's Zoning Hearing Board in July, . The hearing was continued, , at the request of Federal Realty.

Assuming the continuation of the hearing goes on as planned, representatives of Federal Realty and LA Fitness will appear before the Zoning Hearing Board on Monday, Aug. 20 at 7:15 p.m.

Do you want to see an LA Fitness in this space? If not, what would you like to see instead? Tell us in the comments.

Mildred Roberts August 15, 2012 at 11:29 AM
A.C. Moore Barnes & Noble Bass Pro Shops Chick-fil-A Pep Boys
Brian A. August 15, 2012 at 11:57 AM
Mildred: I actually emailed Barnes and Noble several months ago, telling them that Borders had recently vacated our area and that there was now no major book store in the affluent Main Line area. I asked them if they had plans to open a new store in our area, since the closest one is either Upenn or Broomall. They responded that they have no plans to open any new stores in our area, unfortunately. Oh well. Otherwise, the LA Fitness doesn't seem like a bad idea, honestly.
Scott August 15, 2012 at 12:38 PM
With an already expensive LA Fitness in BC and an expensive PSC in ardmore is this really necessary? Something like a Dicks sporting goods or H & M type clothing store would be nice. AC Moore, bass pro shops, chik fil a, and pep boys belong in a Walmart shopping center.
Mildred Roberts August 15, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Brian, with all the eateries in the Wynnewood Shopping Center, LA Fitness is an EXCELLENT idea. LOL
Michelle August 15, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Wine and Spirits superstore I live in the apartments right next door, and pretty much NEVER need to use my car for errands because of the shopping center... EXCEPT to get wine! The liquor stores in Ardmore, Narberth, and Bryn Mawr have terrible parking ;-)
Susan Kanoff August 15, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Ritz-style movie theater with coffee shop.
Jackie August 15, 2012 at 07:51 PM
Ummm....Dick's and H&M also belong in your "Walmart Shopping Center"
kithg August 15, 2012 at 08:09 PM
I'd love to see a bookstore move back in, too.
lmresident August 15, 2012 at 09:15 PM
Seems fitting to open a large chain fitness store. With Planet Fitness in Ardmore, this should work well to run all the local independent gyms out of business.
Neil August 16, 2012 at 02:11 AM
I like the LA Fitness idea but am concerned with the intent to make it into a 24 hour facility. "Walking" to the fitness center seems like a great idea.
Mildred Roberts August 16, 2012 at 02:57 AM
I'm sure the LMPD would love the added calls resulting from a 24-hour establishment in that neighborhood.....NOT!
C Martin August 16, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Crate & Barrel, H&M
Judith N Connelly March 08, 2013 at 08:38 PM
L A fitness would be awesome there. It will not be a 24 hour facility. You can walk to the gym and visit with neighborhood peeps! Fingers crossed!

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