What Should Replace Blockbuster Video?

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

When Parsippany lost its Blockbuster Video franchise at 796 Route 46, it wasn't alone.

With the move from traditional brick-and-mortar retail film rental operations to online movie options such as streaming video and services like Redbox, branches of the chain are vanishing like box-office bombs all across the country.

Whatever the reason,  the Arlington Plaza building stands empty—and that is not good for the township. And the former Blockbuster building is not the only vacancy in the shopping center.

Filling the empty anchor space likely would give the retail complex a boost. Right now, merchants big and small can be found at the Plaza, including , , , and the .

So what do you think would work for the space? Tell us what you would like to see fill Blockbuster's old retail space in the comments. We will take your suggestions and pass them along to the man with whom the buck stops, Mayor James Barberio.

Please share your ideas. Your suggestion just may be the one to bring a new business into town and inject some life into a local retail center. Share your thoughts below.

Debbie Susan Salemi May 09, 2012 at 05:58 PM
Barnes and Noble or Red Robin or Target
Laurie May 09, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Trader Joes
Kevin Guhl May 09, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Parsippany needs a Starbucks.
Mark May 10, 2012 at 02:03 AM
Easy Video?
Steve O September 19, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Well how about a place for a great workout known as the POWER HOUR. I signed a lease to allow me to offer a workout that will enable folks to burn up to 1,000 calories and hour. And the best part is you are able to have fun doing it. It is called Title Boxing Club and uses the training techniques that boxers use to give you a fantastic workout that is fun.


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