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What New Business Would You Like To See In Tewksbury In 2013

Tewksbury is experiencing an economic resurgence. What businesses would you like to see come to town this coming year to continue the trend.

2012 proved to be a good year for Tewksbury, economically speaking.

From restaurants like Angelina's, Al Fresca and Orange Leaf to corporations like Thermo Fisher Scientific, Tewksbury welcomed several new businesses to town in the last 12 months.

The question is -- will the trend continue in 2013.

So we pose the question to you, our readers: What businesses (and what types of businesses) would you like to see open up in Tewksbury during 2013? And do you have faith that the economic uptick will continue?

Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

Comment December 31, 2012 at 04:18 PM
maybe like a Chunky's?
Barbara December 31, 2012 at 04:50 PM
How about A Bakery We only have one
Debbie December 31, 2012 at 05:03 PM
Whole Foods! Need more healthy food choices ... Agree we don't need more restaurants, especially more chains. Though a Panera would be nice!
Linda December 31, 2012 at 05:11 PM
Panera is right down the street.
Chris Kelly December 31, 2012 at 05:16 PM
A high end restaurant with a good martini bar. We have too many sports bar type places in town. I am thinking like a Venetian Moon in Reading.
Linda December 31, 2012 at 05:16 PM
Actually, Whole Foods is not a far stretch either - there is one in Andover. Market Basket does the business it does for a reason - the price. Whole Foods is very expensive, but for those who want to shop there, it is a short ride.
sarah December 31, 2012 at 05:28 PM
My boyfriend and I would love to open a doggie daycare in town!! Just need to figure out the best spot!
Lau December 31, 2012 at 05:30 PM
I think a sporting goods store, like Modells would do well. Evan a Michaels would probably work too!?! I loved the craft store that was in with Jimbos. Enough with the restaurants & food stores!
Annie Whitehouse December 31, 2012 at 05:51 PM
We don't have any good burrito places around here - Taco Bell doesn't cut it. Maybe a Chipotle or a Boloco would be nice.
CM9 December 31, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Linda is right about Whole Foods. Whole Foods is extremely selective about the towns it sets up shop in. Tewksbury is definitely not anywhere near meeting their criteria. Even Trader Joes would be a stretch. I like Annie's idea. Fast food burrito / Mexican chains are very poplar lately. May do well around here.
Donna Mosman Gonsalves December 31, 2012 at 07:46 PM
Agree I would love a Pure Hockey or Hockey Monkey....
Mark December 31, 2012 at 07:47 PM
I think an Outback would be great.
john smith December 31, 2012 at 09:24 PM
I think an O'connor hardware would be nice in town just like Billerica's. They have everything and the service department is nice when the mower or snowblower need work. I also agree a nice sports store would be good. As far as restaraunts we need something with good American fare like a T-bones in Salem. Great seafood, steaks, pasta's etc.
Dirk Anderson December 31, 2012 at 10:21 PM
85 pizza places in town and I'm still waiting for a GOOD one.
Mary Ellen Fernald December 31, 2012 at 10:43 PM
bertucci
TomH December 31, 2012 at 11:53 PM
We have a hardware store - Tewksbury Hardware on Main st near Deli King
john smith January 01, 2013 at 02:22 AM
I know, I go to tewks Hardware and have for many years. They do not sell much power equipment and they do not offer service. The building next to Mac's Ice cream would be a great spot.
john smith January 01, 2013 at 02:24 AM
I second that! Tewksbury is Pizza town but they aren't very good unfortunately. There isn't an authentic Italian pizza around. Closest thing is Papa Gino's
Tewksbury2001 January 01, 2013 at 03:23 AM
I would like to see the old Right Aid plaza done over. Anything would be better than how it looks now.
move it or lose it January 01, 2013 at 04:17 AM
I agree too. Pizza in town stinks! how about a Santarpios or Bertuccis?
move it or lose it January 01, 2013 at 04:19 AM
Panera blows. If you can't even pronounce anything on the menu, how is it supposed to be good? They even ruin a simple grilled cheese.
move it or lose it January 01, 2013 at 04:20 AM
Good idea, Mirabellas sux, all their pastry, pies, and cakes taste like the box they put them in. Market Basket has better..
Timothy M. January 01, 2013 at 11:25 AM
What about a Target next to the pushcart cafe? Is the space big enough? Anything in that plaza would be nice, it is such an eye sore.
Karyn January 01, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Of any "retail stores" I can think of I'd like Target best. Don't think we need another restaurant....there's more than enough competition for local dollars already in that department.
Kelly Joyce January 02, 2013 at 02:11 PM
Why not utilize existing space, rather than building new buildings? The old Ride Aide is an eye sore sitting there so empty. Not to mention the empty Block Buster and the old location for Lowell 5 cent savings. How about a small movie cinema? Indoor doggie daycare? Bowling Alley? Indoor Flea Market? Let's fill what is empty!
Comment January 02, 2013 at 02:39 PM
A place like "dave and busters" in the Rite Aid plaza would be good too. I agree there are plenty of restaurants in town, but a place with activity like the games, pool tables, bowling - etc would be a nice added addition along with the new MVP. I'm told after a certain hour they are 21+ so prior to that time, it'd be a venue to keep the older teenagers off the streets and give them something to do.
D.James January 02, 2013 at 03:43 PM
I agree with Malcolm....Also I think we can Guarantee a rule out of getting any businesses that Wilmington got already... So Heavenly Donut is out, Panera is out, Starbucks is a maybe but not on the Wilmington side probably more up towards wal mart if anything, chilis is out.... Whole foods where rite aid and oscos used to be would be AMAZING but i dont hold out tremendous hope for it with Market basket being enormous here and another new one down the road in wilmington.... we definitely need to get the former osco plaza up to speed though its so sad
D.James January 02, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Thatd be awesome if we got a chunkys or like a really good bakery.... either would fantastic although the odl rite aid/oscos is way too big for a bakery...but blockbusters would probably work..
Tom DeVeau January 03, 2013 at 03:27 PM
We definitely need more places that will keep business in town...as of right now though, 38 doesn't support it. It is a hassle to use Main St and if we fill all of the vacant buildings along 38, we will be sitting in traffic forever and forcing businesses to close. What needs to happen is widening 38 to accommodate more businesses opening. I am willing to bet that Main St is a deterrent of larger scale businesses coming to Tewksbury.
Karyn January 11, 2013 at 06:17 AM
Well, after trying the new 'Five Guys' in Westford for the first time, I would love to see one open here. I think there would be a niche for a strictly good and juicy customized burger joint and the cajun fries (from fresh potatoes, not frozen) were awesome and overflowing! Free FRESH peanuts in the shell too! They get great reviews: http://www.fiveguys.com/

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