Visions for Vacancies: Plush Gelato
What do you want to see in the former shop at Park Street and Maple Avenue?
On its Facebook page, the business — which opened in fall 2010 — cited high rent as main motivation for shutting its doors.
Plush Gelato was the creation of Dinh Luong and her husband Henry. While there are a number of places to get Gelato and other frozen treats around town — including Sweet City Desserts and Nielsen's Frozen Custard — fans would flock to the store in summer months for its fresh ingredients and unique flavors, randing from Tiramasu to Basil Mint.
The business expects to start selling at Smart Markets this year, it said on its Facebook page.
Now that the storefront is vacant, though, there's room for a new business to move in.
The location is not without its challenges. Patch readers have detailed the shop's lack of parking, which Plush shared with Michel Rene for Hair, among other businesses. The issue deters customers from even bothering to stop in the stores on the corner, readers said.
Others said the building itself is an eyesore.
What would you like to see in the space? What do you think the community wants, or needs? What kind of business could flourish in the spot?
About Visions for Vacancies: Patch users weigh in on what they would like to see in vacant lots and storefronts throughout their community.