Let's call this a modern spin on community planning — Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.
In an occasional column, we'll present a new vacant space and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use.
This time we are focusing on the now vacant space at 379 Millburn Ave. So forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules, and all the other zoning jargon that puts people most to sleep, what else does downtown Millburn need?
Last time we ran this piece on 359 Millburn Ave. The now vacant spot was previously occupied by Lynne's, a women's boutique, closed down after moving to downtown from West Orange.
Most of those who've commented in this column agreed downtown Millburn doesn't need any more restaurants or nail salons, but a few voted for a bookstore.
One Patch user asked for a gift/furniture/antiques store while another hoped for a venue for live music. A unique suggestion was 'a good old fashion 5&10 cent store' and another suggested an English pub.
What do you think?
With tons of shopping, restaurants and other eclectic shops in downtown Millburn, now it's up to you to suggest what business should move in down the street.
If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?
Let us know in the comments section below! Know of a vacant space/building we should highlight? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.