What Should Replace Five Guys?

Patch wants to hear your ideas for filling vacant business buildings.

Sometimes business vacancies in town can be the result of a game of retail musical chairs, and that can mean news both good and bad.

The arts and crafts store move a year ago to the Troy Hills Shopping Center was great news for the mall, but the . But what comes around goes around: The Troy Hills mall now has to fill a hole left by the move of the burger franchise from 1103 Route 46 to 804 Route 46 (which is great news, of course, for Arlington Plaza, where it now resides).

The goal now is to fill the space where Five Guys used to be, which would be great news for remaining mall merchants, including ,  and .

So what do you think would work for the space? Tell us what you would like to see fill Five Guys' old retail space in the comments. We will take your suggestions and pass them along to Mayor James Barberio, who says he is working hard to bring ratables to Parsippany.

Please share what ideas you may have that would make sense for the site. Your suggestion just may be the one to bring a new business into town and inject some life into Troy Hills Shopping Center. Share your thoughts below.

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Natalie Davis (Editor) May 30, 2012 at 07:18 PM
That was fast. Talk about responsive government. Good work, people! ;-) Leaves a thought, given the new Route 10 Smashburger... Two Smashburgers and no Starbucks.
Greg L May 30, 2012 at 07:42 PM
Now if only we can get a Starbucks in Baldwin Plaza
Debbie May 30, 2012 at 08:02 PM
I agree with all those who suggested Starbucks. How many Dunkin Donuts are in Parsippany, yet there is not one Starbucks?
Yankees Rock May 30, 2012 at 08:03 PM
Parsippany-Troy Hills is a great town and it needs more classy places. Therefore, Starbucks is one good place to replace 5 guys.
Frank Drebin May 30, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Hello Natalie ? There are two smashburgers already. 1 in Morris Plains and 1 in East Hanover. Starbucks sells burnt Coffee.
gina s. May 30, 2012 at 08:39 PM
Agree with Claudia.....a great bakery like Sorrentos or Calandras would be great in that spot. Although my kids do love Smashburger. I also agree with the other comment that Five Guys left for a worse location. That Shop Rite jughandle and parking is a pain in the neck!
Kenneth Kaplan May 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM
I am a Dunkin Donuts fan, so do not care about a lack of Starbucks in Parsippany, though it is strange. Starbucks did want to locate on the vacant land in front of the former Harold's Deli, but the proprietor of Harold's didn't want the breakfast competition and prevailed on Starbucks to abandon the plan in return for him serving their products. Of course, now there is no Harold's.
Michael Brancato May 31, 2012 at 12:57 PM
Culture and Starbucks are not the same thing, Natalie.
Frank Drebin May 31, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Why an Itailian Bakery? What's wrong with JC's on Rte 46.
Amanda May 31, 2012 at 10:45 PM
Starbucks or Panera get my vote! Then we need a Trader Joe's in the old Michael's...
Charles Jones May 31, 2012 at 11:23 PM
Harold Adams June 01, 2012 at 01:34 AM
I don't understand how people, intelligent people waste their money on starbucks. There coffee taste like someone burned it. Not for me. If you want culture go to the town library or the theater. You can also spend some of your time helping others who might be able to do for themselves these days....My humble opinion..Harold, Parsippany resident 14 yrs.
Harold Adams June 01, 2012 at 01:37 AM
Nothing wrong with JC's. They make awesome bread and cakes.....reasonably priced too.
Harold Adams June 01, 2012 at 01:40 AM
What I have never put my eyes on in town is a place where you can buy some reasonably priced hair products and equipment to do hair. And of course well assorted products at a reasonable price. I use to go down to Howell on business and there was a great store like that in one of the malls there, on route 9.
Harold Adams June 01, 2012 at 01:43 AM
we could also use a trader joe's. Only problem I see is Pathmark, shoprite, foodtown and the the chinese supermarket on 46 are quite close to each other..That would be a lot competition for any food store in this area.
Mary Free June 01, 2012 at 02:52 AM
A hot dog place or Pizza. Good fast food is easier for the lunch crowd during the week, and kids love both. Or maybe an Ice Cream or Yogurt.
Marc June 01, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Chevys told me today. The Fall now.
Marc June 01, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Basking Robbins used to be in that shopping center where subway is I think. Also Cold stone creamery failed in the spot that muscle maker took over.
Selene June 01, 2012 at 04:22 AM
Wow, there are more comments about how to fill the space left by Five Guys than teen drinking at prom and the political dude at the post office......keep watching Housewives of whatever and ignoring your kids. Idiots.
Selene June 01, 2012 at 04:28 AM
Denial is not a river in Egypt...............
Selene June 01, 2012 at 04:31 AM
Or so they say.....
neha shah June 01, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Maybe an Ice cream Shop like Maggie Moo's
Frank Drebin June 01, 2012 at 09:24 PM
Stone Cold and Baskin Robbins tried and failed.
Marc June 01, 2012 at 10:00 PM
I don't have kids and I don't watch any housewives. I just happenned to come across this posting and was interested in what people said and thought.
gina s. June 02, 2012 at 01:19 AM
Jc's is horrible! Stale bread and old cakes. Last time I bought an apple pie...cut into it and it was moldy. Gross!
Veronica June 02, 2012 at 05:32 PM
Put a Trader Joe's in Troy Hills Plaza whenever Walgreens finally moves to the Baldwin Plaza.
Jim June 12, 2012 at 11:54 PM
I'd love to see a Chick-fil-A in Parsippany. There are none in the area.
Mark June 14, 2012 at 12:47 AM
More importantly when are they going to stop towing commuters cars from the car park? We are shoppers there too however they have no problem removing our cars. The towing appears illegal also as the signs say 4 hour minimum not 4 hour maximum for customer parking but you complaint to the mall owners and they ignore you. So basically put what you want there I will not be going.
Tracy Albright October 15, 2012 at 08:07 PM
Starbucks, a good Italian Deli, or Philly Pretzel Factory!
Tracy Albright October 15, 2012 at 08:07 PM


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