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Visions for Vacancies: Petland of the Heights

What would you like to see move into the former pet store on Lee Road?

Many new businesses have opened in the Cedar Lee Business District in the past few months — , and , just to name a few.

But a few storefronts remain vacant, including the former Petland of the Heights building at 2255 Lee Road.

We want to know, what business would you like to see move into the space? Tell us in the comments.

kirsten radivoyevitch May 25, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I know the Petland space isn't big enough, but I'd love for our area to build an "upscale" bowling alley. (Food from Lee Road eateries. Minimal arcade. Family friendly.)
Michelle Simakis (Editor) May 25, 2012 at 12:58 PM
It would be great to have a bowling alley so close to home. Thanks for sharing this idea!
Susan Miller May 25, 2012 at 12:59 PM
A second hand store - the demographic is right, the size is right, the need is there in both directions, we miss Nearly New on Lee Road.
Laurie Klopper May 25, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Some People might not like this...but the restaurants all do well. We need another upscale place. I'd love Lee to be like West 25th or tremont with a mix of cool upscale and casual dining. A destination for dining and drinking.
Lita Gonzalez May 25, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I love the idea of a bowling alley. I used to enjoy going bowling with the kids at the University Heights bowling alley. Definitely family friendly fun!
Michelle Simakis (Editor) May 25, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Where was Nearly New? Was it a consignment shop? That would be great, too.
Michelle Simakis (Editor) May 25, 2012 at 04:09 PM
W 25th is interesting — Sam McNulty has opened these giant restaurants/bars/breweries with similar concepts and yet they don't compete - they just bring more and more people. Maybe he'll open one in his old neighborhood ...
Sarah Brewer May 26, 2012 at 03:04 AM
Yup!!! We have thrown out bowling alley to the city!! Fab idea! Any investors want to take on the challenge?
Will Goldstein May 29, 2012 at 11:52 AM
I second this - especially a nice one with an emphasis on kids stuff. The closest used kids clothes store is all the way out in Mentor!
Will Goldstein May 29, 2012 at 11:57 AM
There's a great, very popular, small bowling alley in Minneapolis called Bryant Lake Bowl. 6 lanes, a small bar and a stage on the side for local bands, stand up comedy and theater. http://bryantlakebowl.com/ Very hipster, very neighborhood-y, very successful. It'd be fun to see some sort of 'activity' space on Cedar/Lee.

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