This week, Caldwells Patch introduces a new regular feature we're calling "Visions for Vacancies."
Each week, Patch will pick a vacant retail space in the Caldwells and let readers weigh in on what they would like to see fill that spot. Don't worry about zoning or budget restrictions—just dare to dream. Who would be your ideal tenant? What would fill a void in the business district?
Let's kick off with the former location of which has stood vacant for five months since the retailer closed shop last August.
The 16,900-square-foot space at 684-690 Bloomfield Ave. can be leased through Jeffery Realty, based in North Plainfield. According to the commercial broker's website, the rent is $18.50 per square foot (annual) and the location has 93 parking spaces in a rear parking lot as well as on-street parking.
When asked if there has been any interest in the space, a spokesperson for Jeffery Realty replied Tuesday, "None whatsover."
Yet, the community is abuzz with what it would like to see come to this spot located between and . After all, it is the former home of the beloved Sealfon's and J.M. Towne department stores.