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VISIONS FOR VACANCIES: Nicolino's

The former kitchen and gift shop on Whitney Avenue in northern Hamden has been empty for a while -- what would you like to see to in there?

For years Nicolinos was a favorite for those looking for a gift for the cook on their holiday list, but the gift shop at 4133 Whitney Ave. closed its doors several years ago and has been empty since.

so the prime commercial space on Whitney Avenue in northern Hamden just south of the Cheshire line has remained empty.

What would you like to see take up that space? Trader Joe's and Whole Foods seem to be popular picks -- would they be appropriate for the location? With DeMils on Whitney next door, would another restaurant be feasible there? 

Tell us in the comments what you think would be best to replace Nicolinos.

Larry November 29, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Hooters restaurant or a Tilted Kilt restaurant
Kathleen Ramunni November 29, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Just got information that a day care has plans to move in -- good idea?
Patricia C Vener November 29, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Art Gallery and co-op art studios or place for art classes. Enough with the chain restaurants. As for day care, not a great idea. Too near a busy road.
LOIS JASON November 29, 2012 at 07:24 PM
TRADER JOE'S....near Highways...large parking area!!!!!Good tax revenue for Hamden!
Mark C November 30, 2012 at 01:26 AM
So long as Elite Fitness does not try to reopen there, we should be good. Elite recently closed their doors (chapter 11 I believe) leaving all their members hanging. They were signing people up 2 days before closing. Then they sold their member's names to the Edge Fitness. Terrible way to treat people. We need businesses that won't scam their customers in Hamden.

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