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What Should Fill This Vacant Business Space?

What would you like to see fill this empty Pasadena storefront located in Pastore’s Plaza?

When Pastore’s Deli closed in May 2011, many Pasadena residents were disappointed to be losing a local business.

A 7-Eleven recently took up residence in Pastore’s Plaza, the shopping center where Pastore’s Deli once stood. However, an open space still remains next to the 7-Eleven.

Personally, I am still hoping a Starbucks will come to Pasadena, or some other coffee shop with Wi-Fi. When I first took over as editor of Pasadena Patch, a few people told me they thought a second Panera would fill the plaza.

I’m not sure we need a second Panera, and the space now is too small, but a coffee shop might fit in nicely. Do you think another type of deli would succeed in the space?

What business would you like to see fill this vacant business space?

Amy June 27, 2012 at 12:33 PM
I don't believe that corner and parking lot could handle a Starbucks.
Kaitlyn Carr (Editor) June 27, 2012 at 12:44 PM
That's a good point Amy. I didn't think of that but you are definitely right. That would be a problem. Thanks for your comment.
Butch H. June 27, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I totally agree with Amy. The entrances and exits are way to small to handle the traffic flow. Also the parking lot is way to small as well. This will cause a big traffic problem when cars start stopping on Mt. Road to wait to turn into the entrance while others are trying to exit or park.
Kaitlyn Carr (Editor) June 27, 2012 at 01:06 PM
That's a good point Butch. When I went to take this picture, it took me a good 8-10 minutes to turn left out of there when I was leaving. Thanks for your comment.
Linda Giles June 27, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Any "popular" business would do the same. It's always been difficult to exit if you're turning left.
Kimberly Feather June 27, 2012 at 02:57 PM
STARBUCKS!
KS Pasadena June 27, 2012 at 03:07 PM
I agree with the other posters about that being a tough spot. The old gas staion near the other 7-11 (heading towards Catherine Avenue...across from a couple of houses and next to a snowball stand)...now THAT would be a great spot for a free-standing Starbucks or Coffee/Bakery Shop. It would be quite an undertaking though, I suppose! The owner/developer would have to probably knock the building down and maybe even have to deal with whatever may be underground. Katherine. S.
Bradford A. Thomas June 27, 2012 at 04:17 PM
I think Dr. Horne should take that space for a massage therapist or another item that is related to his great business. Dr. Horne has a great practice and is well respected by the Pasadena community. Brad Thomas
Tabitha June 27, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Please No More 7-11 in Pasadena.
chris woolford June 27, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Cold stone or some kind ice cream shop
William June 28, 2012 at 11:22 PM
A lock and safe shop may be a good fit.
Chris June 29, 2012 at 05:57 PM
How about putting a Royal Farms store right next to it! Totally ridiculous, I know, but that is apparently exactly what is happening on Ft. Smallwood road where the old duck pin bowling alley is. From what I have been told, the bowling alley will be torn down, and a Royal Farms store will be built. OK, not a bad idea, but now the Rock Creek Diner is being torn down, and apparently a 7-11 is to be built there in it's place!?!?! I've never seen a Royal Farms right next to a 7-11. And what about the M&T bank that just closed right next to the old bowling alley? I wonder what will be built in it's place? A Wawa?

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