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WHAT SHOULD GO HERE? Former Massimo's Italian Bar & Grill

A Patch blogger broke the news earlier this month that the restaurant closed after being open for a little more than a year. Now, we ask you, Patch users, what do you think should go in that location.

You ever drive past an empty storefront or building and say, "You know what they should put there ...?"

Well, so do we.

That's why today, University Place Patch has produced another piece in which we can discuss what should go in these empty spots.

There's nothing scientific about this, nor does it have any bearing on what will eventually go in these locations. Heck, there could already be a tenant-in-waiting that we don't even know about.

But it makes for great fodder, doesn't it?

We now ask you, UP Patch users: What should go here, at the former location of Massimo's Italian Bar & Grill?

Patch blogger Howard Lee broke the news of the restaurant's closure earlier this month. The news sparked a great discussion. Users discussed everything from whether its closure had more to do with the business itself to whether the structure needs a facelift.

So if you're a regular Patch follower, you might have seen this coming. We want to hear what you think should go in the former Massimo's location? Does the building need a facelift? Tell us in the comments below.

Howard and Barbara Lee October 26, 2012 at 10:23 PM
Town Center is a unique, and expensive, open space that hasn't attracted anything except criticism. However, it does have many interesting water features, especially after a rain. As far as a small park goes, UP can't fund the parks which now exist!
Susan October 27, 2012 at 03:56 PM
A tiki bar. But one cooler than the one just opened downtown. Serve Spam and Eggs breakfast, and Island / American lunch & dinner. Cool theming and rum drinks. You could easily tiki-up the outside of that building. It's half-way there already.
Chris Pickering October 29, 2012 at 10:32 PM
As a builiding I don't see any redeeming qualities. It certainly is not comparable to Union station, in my opinion. Having a young child in year round sports it would be great to have a real local sporting goods store.
Chris Pickering October 29, 2012 at 10:38 PM
I really enjoy the Pinecone and Affairs for breakfast. Also, fircrest has a nice little breakfast place. I think it is called the Springlake cafe.
Birgitte Necessary February 09, 2013 at 10:45 PM
I hope they tear it down. It's an eye-sore in my opinion. Every time I look at that building I think the roof has fallen and crushed the walls.

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