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What Should Go Here: Blockbuster Video

Longtime Washington Township movie rental store ready to shut its doors.

Before there was the Internet, before there was Netflix, before there was DVR and OnDemand, there was the movie rental center.

In the Hackettstown area of Washington Township, there was Blockbuster Video, which, on any given Friday or Saturday night in the 1990s could be seen with lines wrapping around the new release section of the store.

Now, . 

So, with that kind of location–sitting directly on Rt. 46, across from and a Target department store–what should go there?

Would you like to see more retail? Maybe a new restaurant? How about a convenience store, or maybe a gas station?

Let us know what you think should go there in the comments section below, and as always, thanks for your participation.

Lucille Intiso Scheer April 11, 2012 at 01:05 PM
How about a fabric/craft store? Walmart and Target don't have much of a selection, and it would be nice to have a store locally to shop in.
Terri April 11, 2012 at 03:16 PM
A Starbucks sounds good to me, Hackettstown/Long Valley needs one. OH yeah!
Jason Koestenblatt (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Hey Terri, Thanks for the comment! There's actually a Starbucks (smaller in size) across the street inside the Target Department Store. So, it sounds like you'd definitely like to see some kind of retail there, in place of Blockbuster?
cv April 11, 2012 at 07:06 PM
We need a good deli that makes fresh sandwiches on good bread fresh fresh fresh food .Maybe a nice butcher shoppe with a deli and a grocery combined. We have all the chain stores here we need a nice mom and pop store.
Louise April 12, 2012 at 12:22 AM
A good Italian bakery
Joanne April 12, 2012 at 05:16 AM
Pietro's is leaving too ;-(

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