What Business Would You Open in Malden?

If you could open one kind of business in the city, what would you do?

Assume money was no object and the only limit your imagination: what kind of business would you love to run in Malden? 

It could be a store you feel would perform well in the city, or a business that would provide a much-needed service.

Would you love to have your own bar? A coffee shop? Maybe there's something off-the-wall you've seen work really well in another community. 

Whatever it is, share your ideas with your neighbors in our comment section below. 

J.longbow November 19, 2012 at 10:55 PM
People seem to want another massage parlor
jirkyrick November 19, 2012 at 11:00 PM
A medical marihuana clinic with one dollar bong store...... I miss the headlines store that used to be in Malden square
paul surette November 19, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Lol jirkyrick
paul surette November 20, 2012 at 12:18 AM
Mr. Mokal.......I don't think you of all people need a 'whippin' post ...with all the intellectual beatings you suffer here :)
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 12:39 AM
Triple decker.... Nothing says mediocrity like a triple decker... Aspire to live in a triple decker...eat at a triple decker.... Have a triple bypass
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 12:50 AM
Triple double....nah....more of a hockey guy.... Will leave the triple double to the people that live in triple deckers....
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 12:50 AM
We could use a good village blacksmith
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 12:55 AM
A Cuban restaurant...I did not know that. What type of restaurant. A real restaurant with full bar or just another takeout place with Formica tables and benches. Hope it's a real restaurant where you go to dinner in the evening and not another glorified take out pizza like place
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 12:57 AM
A micro brewery.. I hear Everett has two right of route 99. A micro brewery with a restaurant would be even better
Christine November 20, 2012 at 01:01 AM
A good steakhouse. Like Frank's in Cambridge would be great.
Tony H. November 20, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Everett has MetroRock and SkyZone in large converted industrial buildings. I would like to see something like this in Malden. Maybe a large industrial building converted into the craziest paintballing on the North Shore. Microbrewery and steakhouse would also be great -- agreed. I may put a business plan of my own into action once City Hall comes down. No way I'm starting anything in the Square without more traffic throughput.
Chris Caesar November 20, 2012 at 06:13 AM
Did I miss something here? lol
JDD November 20, 2012 at 01:18 PM
I'd love a place to get a good sandwich and decent cup of coffee. NOT a new sub or pizza shop or Dunks--but a GOOD deli sandwich and some high quality coffee--some place that's also open on weekends (unlike Cornucopia!) A place sort of like the Busy Bee in Melrose, with a quality menu, changing specials, good bakery selection, and pleasant, clean, sunny atmosphere, etc.
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 01:42 PM
cool, looks like a real restaurant and not just a take out / Formica booth kinda place that permeates the square. Looking forward to visiting it. Hopefully it will have cuban cocktails. Is this space that used to be the nice italian restaurant
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 01:45 PM
and real homemade donuts. not that atrocity that dunks sells.
jirkyrick November 20, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Hello Luuuucyyy......
Nadine Bell November 21, 2012 at 11:33 PM
I'd love to see any/all of the following: an adult education center like the Cambridge/Boston Centers for Adult Education, more women's clothing stores, Trader Joe's, Market Basket, a Healthworks or Planet Fitness (one closer to the square), Panera, Morgie's, IHOP, and perhaps a cafeteria/buffet style restaurant. I'd also love to see the post office move from Mountain Ave to a space closer to the square; Malden's the only city in which I've lived where the post office was not in the city center.
paul surette November 22, 2012 at 01:35 AM
Nadine, I'm with you on Trader Joe's, and Market Basket....wouldn't it be a laugher if Market Basket moved into the old Mal's Supermarket building, right across from the Stop & Shop. When Market Basket opened their flagship store three years ago in Chelsea, they immediatley started clean Stop & Shop's clock :)
paul surette November 22, 2012 at 01:41 AM
We had a similar discussion months back about when the Converse Restaurant (the old Chapelle's) closed in the Sq, the topic was what we would like to see in it's place. I think Chris Caesar actually agreed with me about a Starbucks. But we were all in agreement that nothing with a brand name will work unless a huge investment in the downtown takes place!
Faith November 22, 2012 at 02:17 PM
How about a good old fashion country bar with some space for line dancing. Get your dancing boots ready.
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 05:22 AM
@Paul Surette excuse me I dont suffer any beatings here. You take your posts too seriously. Computeritis. Try soaking your head in Olive oil before inserting head in butt. It wont pop so loud when you take it out. Im told I have a great personality,a good sence of humor,and fun to be with. Thats outside the Computer Box. So Mr Surette you or anyone else does not bother me because your all lil names on a page and are not real to me. Im not here to impress only when Im outside I dress to Impress. If you like I can talk to you live on Skype ..Ok enough of the bashing not my style.
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 05:24 AM
OK I know what would be awesome other than Wallyworld. An imported cheese shop. Yes cheeses from all over the world. That would be awesome and it would draw in people from all over.
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Starbucks Sux. 7 bucks for a cornbread and 5 bucks for a coffee you kiddin.We got DD's all over the place.
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 05:31 AM
There in the process of building one at North Gate shopping Center. Malden is draggin there ass as far as bringing in bussiness. Rt one Saugus a brand new Wallmart North Bound side in construction and its a biggun.
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 05:34 AM
Faith how I miss the Ol Bluestar there used to be big names one time there and even had Line Dancing Instructors. Now it's owned by the Kowloon and its all pop music but its not here in Malden.
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 05:43 AM
Nadine in the 60's and 70's there were so many exclusive dress shops in the square. Lord and Taylor,Nepris,Gordons, and many more. We had the Kernwood Resturaunt Later to be the 99 Resturaunt all gonzo when they put city hall smack in the middle of the square. Malden Knitting Mills great sweaters there. Panera's a big plus I got to the one in Everett. Its all gone because they wanted to make Malden a bedroom Community.Bedroom Comunities like Lynnfeild,Boring,Winchester,Boring,West Peopbody Boring all Boring nothin in them but Condo's
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 05:50 AM
Been there JDD its great there all the time when Im pasing through. Bruegers Bagels coffee is great and so are the bagels. In the 80's we had a Jewish Deli called Lynchy's on Main Street in the square and the coffee was out of this world and the biggest fattest Corn Beef Sandwich ever.
paul surette November 23, 2012 at 07:42 AM
Mr. Mokal, I am trully disturbed by your unhealthy infatuation ( as well as your flatulance) with body parts. What does olive oil and rear ends have to do with the topic of small business? Damn it , where is that nurse? R
david mokal November 23, 2012 at 02:55 PM
You start on me and you'll get it right back. Whats the matter can't take it. Face it thats where loosers like you go. They walk around with their heads up there butts.HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA !! Just trying to help you so you wont hurt your ears with a large pop. I am totally glad your disturbed. Makes me feel good. LOL
paul surette November 23, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Dear Mr. Senior Citizen, it's spelled 'losers'. And I have to apologize, Mr. Mokal, as I should be more sympathetic towards your dementia. :)


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