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Visions For Vacancies: Blockbuster Video in Newtown

What would you like to see at the former Blockbuster Video site in Newtown Square?

Remember Blockbuster Video in Newtown Square?

The large building with its iconic blue roof on 3515 West Chester Pike in Newtown Square had served the Marple Newtown community throughout the years with their selection of thousands of movie and video game rentals.

But over the years, due to the changing technology, many Blockbuster stores have shut down, leaving far and few between for movie rental stores. According to MSN Money, only 1,000 Blockbuster stores remain of which 500 may close due to under-performing numbers.

Since its closure, no other business has taken over its spot. What remains is now an empty storefront situated next to the and .

Marple Newtown Patch wants to know what you would like to see at this former Blockbuster Video site.

Jennifer Kim (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 12:56 PM
I could see a restaurant here...
Dannytheman March 21, 2012 at 01:09 PM
How about another bank?? I think 16 is not enough in this town!!
Maria Kollar March 21, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Put the post office there! Better parking!
Jennifer Kim (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Terry Miller commented on our Facebook page: "Maybe a Friendly's, Boston Market, Chick Filet, or even a Half Price Books store. Or Books a Million."
Michael Savitski March 21, 2012 at 03:36 PM
I'd like to see something like a Dunkin' Donuts or a bagel shop.
maureen morris March 21, 2012 at 04:17 PM
A Rita's or even better a year round Dairy Queen!
Lucille March 21, 2012 at 05:59 PM
How about a Trader Joe's?
BC March 21, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Dunkin Donits or bagel shop works. Bring back The Timbers. Guess I am old. Ha
Susan March 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM
Cheseecake Factory!!
Laura Yeakle March 21, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Trader Joe's!!!
Courtney Elko (Editor) March 21, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Cheesecake Factory or Trader Joe's are both great ideas.
kim March 22, 2012 at 12:57 AM
How about an icecream store
missy baker July 07, 2012 at 03:35 AM
I remember the Steak and Ale there! Now there's a thought...
NR August 27, 2012 at 02:45 PM
These are almost all silly. There is not enough parking for a restaurant let alone a trader joes. Cheesecake Factory? Unless it is the smallest, least visting CF in the world, will never happen. A Dunkin would work with drive through capability but the traffic signals could be problematic. Unless a prospective restaurant buys and closes the beer store for parking, or negotaites with the beer store to redo the parking area, it will not be a high traffic establishment. The location requires quick, short visits...which is why a Verizon store, sadly, makes sense.
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