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What Should Replace Converse Restaurant?

A Malden legend has closed its doors, and we want to know what you think.

Converse Restaurant has been in Malden for decades, and it may come as a shock to some that such a longstanding establishment has become a victim of the recession. 

Gone is the french toast and the liver and onions, but memories and hopes for the site remain.  Our has the details, but it's missing your opinion. 

The new owners are possibly considering putting in a convenience store in the Converse space.  Is the the best replacement for Converse, or is there a business that could better serve the neighborhood?

And what about the famous mural depicting Malden's history?  Should it stay up?  

Leave a comment with your thoughts, and don't forget to mention your favorite dish at the restaurant. Let's give this legend its due. 

Kristen A Zimmerman November 08, 2011 at 10:27 PM
I'd love a non-chain coffee shop that wasn't a Dunkies. No offense to the Dunkies lovers. But I'd love a breakfast nook type place that was local to me. Sure Malden isn't Somerville or Cambridge, but there are cute coffee shop type places just a short distance away in Melrose, that seem to do well for themselves. I like giving my local community my business whenever possible and if such a place existed in Malden, I'd definitely give them my dough, rather then travel to find the sort of place I like.
Kristen A Zimmerman November 08, 2011 at 10:30 PM
See my lower comment but yes, this is exactly what I mean. I used to live in Somerville, and I loved The Neighborhood, and still do. I'd love it if such a place existed here.
robert wilson November 08, 2011 at 10:31 PM
That's what I was thinking Kristen, anice breakfast, lunch place. Oh, are you related to Bob Zimmerman?
Kristen A Zimmerman November 08, 2011 at 10:39 PM
Ha, you mean Bob Dylan? No idea. I suppose it's possible but, I honestly don't know.
robert wilson November 08, 2011 at 10:41 PM
No Kristen, a had a good friend in Malden who's name was Robert Zimmerman, just thought I'd ask.

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