What Should Replace Blockbuster in Boulder Run?

The space has been vacant since July 2011.

Boulder Run has a , a , a , a , an , a sports themed  and almost anything else you could want.

But the site of the former Blockbuster video, between McDonalds and Angel Nails just off Franklin Avenue, .

We want to know, in your humble opinion, what should open up in this primo, 3,130 square foot retail space?

Do you want to see another restaurant? If so what kind? 

How about a Rage Cage or even a sweet spot to play laser tag?

Use your imagination — if you could have any business at all, what would it be?

Tell us in the comments below what you would like to see move into the former Blockbuster location.

In the past couple of years more than 6,000 of Blockbuster's video chain retail spaces have closed up nationawide due to competition from Netflix, iTunesRedbox, Hulu and the like. 

The national economic downturn has also raised mall and strip mall vacancy rates more than 3 percent since 2002.

Cathleen Cahn March 23, 2012 at 05:01 AM
OH, that is a GREAT IDEA!!! Take out my Panera post.
Jamie March 26, 2012 at 02:25 AM
All this talk about boulder run and no mention of the new store see u Saturday outfitters, owned by the same family that owned kids stuff, which sat in boulder run for 32 years! Anyway awesome store..and I would love a place to get a good salad in town
Celeste Iapichino March 30, 2012 at 04:29 PM
I'm hearing about a new Hallmark going in near the Marshall's. Is that true? I would love to see a Panera there. Great place to get a salad,soup or sandwich and they are always busy in other locations. The mall also needs to do something on the apartment area of the mall. It has some stores but needs a few more to fill that in. Would be nice to have an shoe store for adults. Not just the stride rite for kids.
Kelly Zweig March 30, 2012 at 05:34 PM
Locally owned businesses... while everyone may WANT them in town - who actually patronizes them? As a new business in town, I know first-hand how difficult it is to get "people in the door" ...Not every walk -in has to be a sale, but how else will you know what we ( or the others in town ) offer? Thankfully, word-of mouth from my 'new regulars' that have found me. ...But yes, it can be frustrating - those big chains have bottomless pits of advertising dollars: TV ads, full page newspaper ads, etc......... That said, Have a great day everyone! and shop local :)
Elizabeth M October 03, 2012 at 06:14 PM
What a thoughtful post, truthsayer. And I think Roger Fed has a good idea. A billiards/pool hall/table tennis hall might be nice for both kids and adults.


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