Discussion: What New Business Would You Like to See Open in Sudbury in 2013?

With vacant lots and new construction happening in Sudbury, what would you like to see open soon?

If you've traveled down Hudson Road near the center of town the past few months you've probably noticed the construction of the new plaza.

Business partners and Lincoln-Sudbury alumni Michael Carney and Jeffrey Walker plan to build the lot at 29 Hudson Road into a recreational and shopping plaza.

So we want to know: Once completed, what business would you most like to see open at the Hudson Road location?

Tell us in the comments section below.

Anther sudbury citizen December 31, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Please tell me that you truelly think that everyone goes to a sports bar to "get tanked up till 2am, drive into an island and get cited for DUI!" Move on Sudbury Citizen!
Scott Nassa December 31, 2012 at 04:48 PM
No kidding. I have never had an OUI and always drink responsibly. Last time I checked prohibition is over. Not sure what the harm is in wanting a cool sports bar in town. Something like the Horse Shoe Pub in Hudson.
Sudbury Citizen December 31, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Mr. Nassa, I was talking about our town employee the Housing specialist ( aka 3 time DUI ). On a seperate note I think the liqour licenses are limited in town. We might not have another one available.
joanne December 31, 2012 at 05:59 PM
I think a family style diner would be great- we need something new- A small convienience store would be great- someplace you could grab a gallon of milk without having to go near Rt 20.
Noyes Parent December 31, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Sudbury already has a great sewing store that offers classes.
Noyes Parent December 31, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Ice cream (Think JP Licks or Toscanini, not friendlys or dairy queen.) and a good bagel shop.
joanne December 31, 2012 at 06:45 PM
PENNY CANDY STORE!!!!! I like candy!
NTA December 31, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Red I think a bakery / tea room would be great!! We need a good bakery in town ( gluten free items would be appreciated ). A Nice space to hang out and have tea with friends is sorely missing!!
Craig December 31, 2012 at 07:24 PM
Please no chain restaurants. Please! I beg you. :-) Here ar the must have's, in my opinion: - A good locally owned coffee shop. Would be nice for the north sudbury folks to get a coffee and breakfast sandwich without driving 15 minutes each way. - A small mart to get milk, bread, etc. - a hardware store like Ace Hardware - driving 20 minutes is a pain for a small item - a butcher/deli/sub shop that actually serves good subs and boars head meats, and maybe some good cuts, etc. Nice to have: - Breakfast diner - a liquor mart - beer wine ,etc. - Ice cream place
Sam Ashton December 31, 2012 at 10:04 PM
A "Gentlemen's Club." ;)
Carol Englender December 31, 2012 at 10:46 PM
What are you all thinking? That space has never been successful. Entry and exit are terrible. Furthermore, there is a hardware store, Town Line just in Wayland. The local one failed. The convenience store failed, so to Wayland. Sudbury Coffee Works is a great place, less than a minute drive from Rte 27. I wish the developers luck, but offices, child care, child art, art gallery, craft import bistro with loud jazz have all closed there.
joanne December 31, 2012 at 10:51 PM
Try and be positive Carol Englender- With the right businesses it will do well-
Carol Englender December 31, 2012 at 11:36 PM
How long have you lived in Sudbury. If it's 20 or more years you are aware of the lackluster performance of that location
joanne January 01, 2013 at 01:08 AM
Ok well- Myself I have been here for 45 yrs- my family& my husbands 87 yrs- I try to look on the positive> They have now made the center neighbor friendly & vehicle friendly. No one on this side of town wants to go near Rt 20. I am well aware of the performance of that location- sad! All it takes is good stores and proper marketing- ! What was there was gross restaurants - heavy drug use- and useless art stores!
Susan January 01, 2013 at 03:33 AM
It would be great to have an independent bookstore and a reasonably-priced home store, and perhaps an upscale consignment shop.
PsandQs January 01, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Be positive. The new developers, with local roots, have what it takes to make it work and there are lots of good ideas. Let's just wait and see what's in store.
TRF January 01, 2013 at 04:38 AM
Great ideas so far: -a diner! -frozen yogurt/ice cream -convenience store/mart (milk, bread, etc) -coffee/tea/bakery -hardware store -craft store -locally grown, organic, sustainable food (store, take-out, deli, etc)
Bill Schineller January 01, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Another bank (just kidding). Ideas I like: - bagel shop (I love authentic NY style, Kupels in Brookline, am more than ok with Finagle, Einsteins, or Brueggers though. Shouldn't have to drive to Cochituate or Weston) - delicatessen/caterer that sells everything like http://www.seaquadeli.com/ - ice cream shop like Sundae School in Harwich - diner like http://www.lmdny.com/ - healthy restaurant like True Food Kitchen in Scottsdale,AZ - a 24 hour shop full of futuristic vending machines like at airports http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/26/business/26vending.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 - Dairy Barn drive through convenience store http://www.dairybarn.com/locations.html - pasta like Comella's - seafood restaurant like The Village Fish from Brookline.
Ellen Gitelman January 09, 2013 at 05:01 AM
Agree on cafe, bagel shop, quality ice cream/frozen yogurt shop, and locally produced food shop (maybe fresh produce grown here too), but also would like to see a permanent gallery for the Sudbury Art Association, a seafood/fish market, a Vietnamese restaurant, a gastropub, a casual teen clothing store, a music store (maybe Spencer Brooks Strings could move in), a movie theater, and a gift shop that can replace both Choices and the soon-to-be-closed Marjorie's. A girl can dream, can't she?
John January 12, 2013 at 11:38 PM
Kirsten Vandijk January 12, 2013 at 11:53 PM
Art Gallery, Home Furnishings Store, Restaurant, etc.
John January 13, 2013 at 12:37 AM
Sudbury Citizen January 13, 2013 at 12:50 AM
A nice ethical flower shop that doesn't rip Sudbury residents off.
siobhan hullinger January 13, 2013 at 01:08 PM
The bakery where Stephen Anthony's is does gluten free. They are excellent.
sudburycitizentoo January 13, 2013 at 09:39 PM
Move on Sudbury Citizen
sudburycitizentoo January 13, 2013 at 09:40 PM
Move on already Sudbury Citizen! LOL!!!
RunnerUp January 27, 2013 at 04:14 AM
A bakery and perhaps our own bagel shop is sorely needed! Supermarket bakeries are awful. It's a shame we have to travel to neighboring towns to get something as simple as a great tasting french baguette!
Paula Mackenzi January 27, 2013 at 01:29 PM
A bakery that sells the same kind of goodies as the one in Marlboro (next to Steven Anthony's) AND real bagels, croissants, etc. and coffee, tea, etc. and/or A breakfast/lunch diner like CJ's Northside Grill at Nobscot would be nice. No frills breakfasts and great lunch food.
Devils Advocate January 27, 2013 at 09:00 PM
A Medical Marijuana dispensary!
Sam Based January 28, 2013 at 01:59 AM
So my little children can get hopped up on those Jazz Cigarettes?! GOSH NO! Never in MY beautiful town shall we see such a Devil's establishment! I suggest a bar or liquor store!


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