What Should Replace Good Fellas?

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

, at 281 Littleton Road, offered a full menu of old-country specialties during its run. The 2,500 square foot one-story site, however, has been anything but full for more than a year, even as the familiar sign out front stands tall at the intersection of Littleton and Parsippany roads.

The site boasts a large parking lot and we think it looks as if it could use a little revitalization.

So what do you think would work for the space? Tell us what you would like to see in the comments. We will take your suggestions and pass them along to the person in charge of pushing bringing new businesses to Parsippany, 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 lonely spot. Share your thoughts below.


PatchLover April 18, 2012 at 03:21 PM
I think Powdermill Towing should buy the lot and use the space. They are crowded where they are now. Also the location is very difficult for in and out of the parking lot for anything else. Busy intersection with no easy left tuen in or out. Also place can use some planting to make it look better.
Kevin April 18, 2012 at 03:39 PM
This is a great suggestion! It is a horrible location for a new business.
William Westhoven April 18, 2012 at 04:20 PM
It's good location, with plenty of traffic and access off the highways. Started life as a Burger Chef (I worked there one horrible summer), how about a new burger joint? Upscale burgers are the rage, or dare I say it, a White Castle?
Todd J April 18, 2012 at 04:54 PM
I'd think an "Old Time" style Dairy Queen would work there.
janet adams April 18, 2012 at 04:56 PM
How about an Rita's Italian Ice
luvette April 18, 2012 at 05:05 PM
Par4theCourse April 18, 2012 at 05:13 PM
Windmill hotdogs
Meredith Persson April 18, 2012 at 05:28 PM
How about a GOOD bagel place! We don't have anything other than Dunkin' Donuts in the lake area.
christel April 18, 2012 at 06:40 PM
A fresh seafood restaurant. not a chain
Mark April 18, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Seems like bagel places are very hard to open and stay in business.
Kevin Guhl April 18, 2012 at 08:06 PM
Agreed! We are desperately in need of a Starbucks in Parsippany!
Natalie Davis (Editor) April 18, 2012 at 08:27 PM
Windmill hot dogs?
Brian Satch April 18, 2012 at 08:53 PM
I would like to open an empanada stand there.
Christine April 18, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Yeah, I think an "upscale" burger joint like Red Robin or Smashburger would work, but I also think they need to rework that intersection. Maybe put in a double stoplight like there is on Rt. 46 at Smith Rd(I think that's the name) by the reservoir.
kodeman1010 April 18, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Bertucci's Italian Restaurant
Diana Tordella Giradelli April 19, 2012 at 01:33 AM
I vote for Dairy Queen
Hank Heller April 19, 2012 at 01:43 AM
We have the best bagels in North Jersey at Bagels of Parsippany at 294 Rt 46 West in Parsippany! We need more bagel places like we need a third armpit in the desert. Hank Heller
Hank Heller April 19, 2012 at 01:47 AM
These are poor locations for food and/or fast food businesses. How about a doctor or dentist office. How about any kind of medical service office. Among the important issues is what would be the rent and other financial issues. You just can't just smack a business into a location because it is empty or someone likes Dairly Queen. It has to "work". Hank Heller
Richard April 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM
Howard's Bagels in Lake Hiawatha or Mountain Lakes Bagels on Route 46 are worth the drive!
Richard April 19, 2012 at 10:24 AM
Does anyone know why this good Italian restaurant closed? If access to the parking lot was the problem, perhaps that limits the type of business that would be successful at this location.
Scott Pierson April 19, 2012 at 10:56 AM
I would love to see a Yogurtland go there. The one located on route 10 in Denville is always busy. They have a wonderful verity of softserv yogurts and toppings. It would be great to have one on this side of town. White castle would also be a nice addition to the town’s fast food franchises.
Frank Drebin April 19, 2012 at 11:10 AM
Mrs Drebin would like an A.C.Moore.
Andy Sadowski April 19, 2012 at 12:19 PM
I think a nail salon, pizza place, or chinese rest. would be great... Afterall, there are not that many in Parsippany..
Par4theCourse April 19, 2012 at 03:07 PM
Yes, Windmill Hotdogs. Very popular franchise at the Jersey Shore and one in Westfiled. Best hotdogs and char-broiled burgers around (not that we have any good hotdog joints nearby) Hmmm, entreprenuerial lightbulb is going on, I could use a partner Natalie, think we could get along? :)
NJ1075 April 19, 2012 at 05:50 PM
Buffalo Wild Wings!
Suzanne Linda April 19, 2012 at 07:22 PM
I'm With STARBUCKS!!!!! Definately....:)
diit patelelit July 25, 2012 at 02:44 PM
indian bank


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