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Visions for Vacancy: What Should Move into Oak Tree Place?

Tell us what you would like to see occupy this empty storefront.

Over the last few years, Pizza Sola, Five Guys Burgers and Fries and (lunchtime hotspot) Chipotle have all settled in the Oak Tree Place plaza on Route 19.

There is just one spot left in the retail center managed by Pittsburgh-based Walnut Capital—what would you like to see in it?

In prior polls, in the area. Would that be a good fit for this location? Other reader suggestions have included a bakery, a deli, clothing stores and a Taco Bell.

A business to occupy the space might or might not be around the corner. In the meantime, we’d like to know what you’d like to see fill the vacant spot.

Is there something that would benefit the Cranberry area community? How could this space better serve you and your neighbors?

Share your thoughts, ideas and concerns in the comments. Tell us what your vision is for this Cranberry Township vacancy.

Meghan Morris July 25, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Kids indoor play area, to replace Lilliput and Jumpin Castle.
Criss Kuhns July 25, 2012 at 01:00 PM
Restaurant/Retail wishes for Cranberry: KFC Taco Bell Chili's Dollar General
Criss Kuhns July 25, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Oh...and: Burlinton Coat Factory Bath & Body Works
Emergency Denture Repair July 25, 2012 at 01:34 PM
Emergency Denture Repair (724)625-5454
AC July 25, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Having a Jimmy John's would be lovely!
karen turley July 25, 2012 at 01:56 PM
A good bakery would sure be nice.
Mimi B. July 25, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Then call Walnut Capital and rent it!
j July 25, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Good, because that's what is going in according to the Cranberry Twp website
Deb Ramage July 25, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Like I always respond...Bath & Body Shop. I hardly go down that way though so I really don't care what's put in & am wondering when all these new plaza's are going to stop being built? I'm seeing more empty storefronts in Crby. than ever before....hmmmm?
Jessica Sinichak July 25, 2012 at 02:19 PM
What's a good location for when we do the next "Visions for Vacancy?"
Matt July 25, 2012 at 04:49 PM
What's the deal with the cranberry promenade? The retail site that was planned across from Rowan road? I haven't seen any updates or any signs of life at that site.
Jessica Sinichak July 25, 2012 at 04:52 PM
It's still happening. From what I understand, Aldi's really wants to get moving on the project. Stay tuned...
Mike July 25, 2012 at 04:55 PM
How about the old Sheetz and Dicks since they will soon be vacant.
Deb Ramage July 26, 2012 at 01:46 PM
The old Sheetz is such a nightmare getting in & out...wonder if ANYTHING will go there? Yea, wonder what will go in the old Dicks? Meanwhile Cranberry Mall upper levelhas, what, 4 empty storefronts closest to Freedom? THAT has never happened??!!
Art Wegweiser July 26, 2012 at 02:42 PM
Great choices. More junk food and junk merchandise is really needed.
Art Wegweiser July 26, 2012 at 02:44 PM
Its not a factory, and they sell a lot more than coats. And wasn't Burlington once a railroad?
Art Wegweiser July 26, 2012 at 02:48 PM
A legal medical marijuana dispensary, if this State/Nation ever gets off its stupid, useless and costly war on drugs hysteria.
Albert July 26, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I agree with a lot of the food places, even though there are so many of them. Not that that is a bad thing. I would really like to see a Half Price Books come out here though.
Criss Kuhns July 26, 2012 at 03:28 PM
There's a "Burlington Coat Factory" retail store in Greensburg. Great place- coats, shoes, housewares, baby stuff...
Criss Kuhns July 26, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Just adding some ideas...geeze
Matt July 26, 2012 at 07:30 PM
Old Dick's, I heard LA Fitness. What else is going in with Aldi's?
Gates July 27, 2012 at 09:35 AM
A real bar for adults! A fun place where parents are not encouraged to bring children! I mean I know we live in the middle of suburbia but let's get real! Oh wait...may be parents should not bring crying infants to a public bar/ resturant. If you decide to have kids, then I say no going to resturants until they are 8. Why should I suffer with rowdy, crying and whiney kids...I did not choose this!
Art Wegweiser July 27, 2012 at 02:46 PM
Have patience. I brought up 2 of these little beings you describe and, lo and behold, now they drink, dine out and sometimes even party with with me as friends. But you are correct. There are restaurants that prohibit young children and even an airline which requires they be in a separate part of the cabin. Flying across the Pacific with a howling child or kids running up and down the aisle because parents don't give a damn or never learned how to deal with such behavior, can be a true horror on top of all the horrors airports and airlines inflict on us. And many infants don't just cry. They shriek, they scream, they howl. Been there, done that. With the hindsight of several decades it now seems all worth it. On the other hand it provides some insight into how parents can have ever committed the the terrible crime of infanticide.
kelly casey July 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM
What is up with all the Bath and Body works suggestions? Cant you just go online? Im tired of all the standard chainy restaurants and stores. Doesnt anyone want to see a business that is small or family owned with good quality food or products? Although, I will say that a Cracker Barrel would be like printing money in this region.
Sam August 09, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Cracker Barrel or Red Lobster
Sam August 09, 2012 at 04:59 PM
I like Art.
Art Wegweiser August 09, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Maybe Cracker Barrel but I don't know much about it. I've been in one a while back and you could not get a beer or glass of wine with dinner - unless that has changed, nix them too - uncivilized. As for Red Lobster, their prices are too high and their discounts and coupons are very stingy. For seafood I prefer local owned places. As someone said, too many damned chains.
No name February 07, 2013 at 08:37 PM
When's the Jimmy John's opening? Their website already lists a phone number....and I'm on con calls at the moment or I'd give it a call myself :-P

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