Visions for Vacancies in Lexington: 20 Waltham St.
What would you like to see in this empty space Buca di Beppo left earlier this year?
Welcome to Visions for Vacancies, a Patch feature and a place where you can weigh in with your ideas about what kind of businesses you’d like to see occupying empty storefronts around town.
Each week, we’ll highlight a vacant building, storefront or structure around town. And we’ll leave it you, the Lexington community, to sound off on what you’d like to see there before any plans go before town boards.
This week we’re taking a look at 20 Waltham St., a two-story space Buca di Beppo vacated earlier this year.
Before Buca it was Vinny Ts operating a restaurant with tables and bars on both floors. This vacanct storefront is surrounded by a restaurants, retail, real estate offices and banks, and is a short walk from the high school, library and town offices complex on Mass Ave.
What would you like to behind those yellow walls? Is there a void you'd like to see filled? Or perhaps you have some idea of what would compliment existing businesses.
So, if you had your way—and, for the purpose of this discussion, let’s try not to focus too much on zoning restrictions—what would be your vision for this vacancy? Let us know what you think in the comment section below.