What Business Would You Like to See Open in Arlington in 2013?

What’s Arlington missing? Let us know by posting a comment below.

In 2012, Arlington got two new boutiques, Arlington Centered and Batiz, and two new eateries, Punjabi Tadka and the Savory Plate, among other additions.

In 2013, a new gluten/wheat free bakery and grill and tavern are already set to open, but we want to know:

What business would you like to see open in Arlington in 2013? What’s Arlington missing? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Michelle December 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM
bar with great music and a cafe in Arlington Heights!
Stephanie Marlin-Curiel December 31, 2012 at 12:54 PM
an attractive, comfy, non-chain, spacious, sit down cafe, with second hand books, or book exchange, newspapers, creative and healthful food, smoothies with art on the walls and performance space. Something like Madrona tree but much more spacious. Something like Jam n' Java but with a different, more veg friendly menu.
Old Lady December 31, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I would like to see Gold Gyms replaced with a new state of the art gym that would have a pool.
t December 31, 2012 at 01:05 PM
I want all of that, lol....the cafe not pricey though and I would love a salad/ fruit bar. Also a buffet place, or Latin bakery/ cafe too
Jimmy Walker December 31, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Gold's gym is the best run gym in the state!!
Drew December 31, 2012 at 01:43 PM
a Market Basket would be fantastic
Elaine G December 31, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Ditto on the salad bar. They are hard to find. Although we may just have one when Whole Foods comes to town.
Bob Sprague December 31, 2012 at 02:05 PM
I would like to see a news office open in Arlington so people can walk in and talk to the editor or deliver ads. The office would have the name YourArlington on it. As a 23-year Arlington resident, I have managed this online site for more than six years from my home, but I think a town office with a sign would aid the direct connection to residents. The town has not had a news office like this since June 1997, when The Advocate left town. Bob Sprague
saul glick December 31, 2012 at 03:21 PM
So Bob, are you saying you want an office at town hall for your blog? And are you suggesting the taxpayers of Arlington pay your rent?
Sarah Wolpert December 31, 2012 at 03:31 PM
I would love to see more late-night shopping options. A multi-vendor antique mall, a local art gallery, a dessert place, a bookstore open late. Even just a once a month Arlington Center Night Out with restaurant specials and late-night shopping would do wonders to revitalize and rejuvinate the neighborhood and possibly bring in people and shopping dollars from neighboring towns.
Duds December 31, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Tim December 31, 2012 at 06:28 PM
I am on board ... Something to the likes of the old PALACE ...
Mike December 31, 2012 at 07:57 PM
Newspapers are dead.
Mark Kaepplein January 01, 2013 at 12:22 PM
A medical pot dispensary located closest to the precincts that most supported having them! While not a casino, this would bring more visitors than a new $20,000 historic district sign motif, and ones more sure to stay for dinner and see the pretty things in our gift shops!
Phyllis Sharon January 01, 2013 at 01:09 PM
I would like a cozy knitting shop that is open evenings and offers classes and a place for knitters to meet up. I'd also like a quiet restaurant that features a small-plate, international tapas-style menu, and a nice wine list, along with small-portioned desserts.
Mike Crosby January 01, 2013 at 01:25 PM
A new pizza shop would be wicked awesome!
Jennifer White January 01, 2013 at 07:04 PM
I hope you're not being sarcastic because, I'M ON BOARD!
Carol Corchado January 01, 2013 at 07:15 PM
For the Golds Gym I think they should be thrown out of the town of Arlington. Try to cancel your membership! They harass you. Lie to you. Someone that does this to the residence of this town should be gone
Douglass Davidoff January 02, 2013 at 02:28 PM
Coffee and sandwich/salad shop for East Arlington in the Hollywood Video space between CVS and Homewood Suites on MassAve at the Alewife Parkway entrance to town.
Paul Murphy January 02, 2013 at 11:05 PM
Isn't a tavern supposed to be opening in the Hollywood Video space? I believe the Selectmen approved the tavern request.
Duds January 03, 2013 at 04:05 PM
Wind Dummy 25 January 03, 2013 at 05:00 PM
A couple of low rent dive bahhs with questionable bahh food with peanut shells all ovah the floor. Right beside the theaters.You know the one's everyone can afford on a Tuesday night... Allow folks to toke up in the baloney after a few cheap cocktails, with disco of course on the dollahh machine Definitely pack them in. Why should Somerville & Cambridge have all the fun. You can knit there and sip Irish coffees. Park in the Whole foods lot, I'm sure they won't mind. Then ovahh to Annies house to pick up the kids.
Midge May 29, 2013 at 01:41 PM
A pub/tavern in Arlington Center that hosts live music and is still family friendly. Bull McCabe's (Somerville) or Atwood's Grill (East Cambridge) like place. And a chill cafe, bookstore place (Porter Square Books meets Madrona Tree with coffee too!)
Drew May 29, 2013 at 02:08 PM
how about a pizza place or a bank???


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