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January 23, 2013

Vacancies leave holes downtown

Empty storefronts sit in prominent side-by-side locations

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Wallace said Main Streets would love to see the combination of a grocery store and a cafe at the sites, which she called “critical corners” in the downtown.

“While we’re never happy to see a tenant leave, I do think there are some good things coming in the block,” she said.

Main Streets has done its best to dress up Bell Market. The store windows have been decorated with a 40-foot-long mural by local artists Matthew and Margot Rogers as part of Main Streets’ Storefront Art Project, which beautifies the windows of unoccupied downtown storefronts.

While the two empty buildings stand out due to their proximity, Dapice said there are few retail vacancies in the downtown overall.

“It’s a great place to do business, it really is,” he said.

Staff writer Paul Leighton can be reached at 978-338-2675 or pleighton@salemnews.com.

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