What Should Go Here?

This building in Avondale Estates has been empty for quite a while. What would you like to see moving into this spot?

You've probably driven by this building. It sits at the intersection of Clarendon Avenue and North Avondale Road, in the heart of the Avondale Estates business district.

But like many other commercial buildings in Avondale Estates, it's empty. According to the signs, Hutchin's Print Shoppe and Natalie's Hair Studio used to operate there.

What kind of business would you like to see moving into this building? You don't have to take zoning, or the rent or other realities into account -- unless you want to.

About this column: Every week or so, we'll post a picture of a vacant store or lot in Decatur and Avondale Estates. You can tell us what you think should replace the empty space. Know of an empty building we should highlight? E-mail ralph.ellis@patch.com.

Gina Hill March 20, 2012 at 12:41 PM
From what I understand, the folks who own these buildings have no interest in making them better or renting to tenants who would make the neighborhood better. It's a real bummer for those of us living nearby.
Bonita March 20, 2012 at 02:02 PM
I wanted to open a gift shop there but the "gentleman" that I spoke to refused to even consider making the downstairs area two separate areas. I did not want the Hutchins space but the other space. It was the entire space or nothing. And the amount of rent he was charging was RIDICULOUS. And meanwhile, that building stands there empty.
Nick March 20, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Sandy Tobias March 20, 2012 at 04:15 PM
I agree with Victoria. It would make a great restaurant. Tables along the windows would make it very inviting.
Bob White March 24, 2012 at 01:01 PM
If I had a million dollars I'd put in a bike shop.


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