Fill This Empty Portsmouth Storefront: Shell Gas Station

What kind of business do you think should go here?

While some businesses in Portsmouth have been around for "as long as you can remember," some have closed their doors or simply moved to a new location.

The former on East Main Road, next to , was partially demolished this past September. 

While the tanks were removed from the site, the white gas station building still remains vacant. 

We want to know what businesses you think would thrive in that location. What type of business would you like to inhabit this empty storefront?

Gary January 14, 2012 at 09:42 PM
put in a McDonalds
D. Francz January 14, 2012 at 10:28 PM
Burger place such as Cheeburger, Cheeburger! Great burgers & shakes in 50's atmosphere!!!
Lou January 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Like maybe a Sonic
Mike P. January 15, 2012 at 01:43 AM
car wash
meme January 15, 2012 at 02:52 AM
meme January 15, 2012 at 02:55 AM
arcade and pool hall or a bowling alley any fast food place, dollar tree anything but a vacant building
the1 January 15, 2012 at 03:16 AM
no way do we want a Dollar Tree or a McDonalds! Whats the next suggestion? RentaCenter??
Jane Shields January 15, 2012 at 03:17 PM
If it had better parking a Starbucks would rock! Maybe with the new "Center" configuration?
meme January 15, 2012 at 05:16 PM
no way a rent a center they have garbage stuff it like buying stuff at the salvation army.
meme January 15, 2012 at 05:25 PM
old time candy shop thats sell taffy and etc
Tinker January 16, 2012 at 09:47 PM
A quilt shop
Gayle January 17, 2012 at 06:51 PM
Honey Dew
meme January 17, 2012 at 09:02 PM
popeye chicken
Great Mom January 17, 2012 at 09:40 PM
I like the Starbucks suggestion. Probably won't happen with Clement's Market so close at hand though.
nun January 17, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Perfect location for a gas station!
meme January 18, 2012 at 01:28 AM
i like starbucks to but clements dont have coffee and desserts like starbucks
Tinker January 18, 2012 at 12:39 PM
I had suggested a quilt shop, which realistically won't happen. BUT - I LOVE the idea of a Starbucks.
the1 January 18, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Brueger's Bagels? High end kids consignment?
Priscilla Smyth Thayer January 18, 2012 at 04:42 PM
A Visitor's Center-smaller than the Gateway but has room for RIPTA and the Boston Bus to stop. Add a nice coffee/sandwich place to pick up box lunches. Let's share Portsmouth with everyone and create something we do not have.
Beth Newman January 18, 2012 at 05:35 PM
A knitting/yarn store with classes and a coffee bar!
faithful reader January 18, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Panera Bread or Not Your Average Joe's
Joe Sousa. January 18, 2012 at 10:16 PM
How much is the rent ?
Beth Newman January 18, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Here's another fab idea: a bicycle/coffee shop http://www.heritagebicycles.com/
Gayle January 19, 2012 at 01:29 PM
like the idea of Panera Bread or Atlanta Bread
Mike January 19, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Honey dew would be great . If anyone really knows coffee starbuck is not a good coffee its the bean that is the lowest bean on the plant thats why its so strong as it grows it pick up all the ground acid as someone who knows coffee
Wang Chung January 20, 2012 at 01:24 AM
How about an IKEA?
Joann Silva January 20, 2012 at 01:36 PM
A bakery. There are not really good bakeries in the area. I know Clements has fresh breads, etc, but there is nothing like a good Bakery to have pastry... like Leddys in Fall River.
Wang Chung January 21, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Clements doesn't have good baked goods. You should try my muffins.
Chris St Peter January 21, 2012 at 04:38 AM
Turn It Into An International Airport.


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