What Would You Like to See at Towaco Crossing?

Economic Development Committee hoping to collect resident input.

The ground has been broken at Towaco Crossing and several developments are already underway, including

Developers are hoping to attract six retail businesses (in addition to six residential units) at the project site at the . But the township's Economic Development Committee (EDC) is interested in hearing what residents feel should be developed there.

Montville Township Committeeman Jim Sandham, liaison to the EDC, told the committee at the May 22 meeting that the EDC had met with a few developers who inquired about the interests of the residents.

"We entertained and heard from three different developers who are working within the Towaco center area and they're very interested in what type of businesses the residents would be interested in having there," Sandham said.

What type of businesses do you think should go at Towaco Crossing? Let us know in the comments below.

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Andie June 05, 2012 at 10:37 AM
Yeah Starbucks! Diner. Deli.
Adam June 05, 2012 at 10:41 AM
TB June 05, 2012 at 10:49 AM
Let's keep the national chains out and keep the integrity of small town Towaco in place. A privately owned cafe, like The Little Food Cafe in Pompton Plains, would be awesome.
Patrick Curcio June 05, 2012 at 10:50 AM
MELISSA BENNO June 05, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Dunkin' Donuts, Starbucks, and Burger King. A fabric store. A toy shop. a physician. a specialty shop like toy trains, or bird houses etc., or sewing, or the like. A cupcakery.
Liz Kril June 05, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Sonic, Little Ceaser's, Krispy Kreme donuts, Red Robins.
EMG June 05, 2012 at 05:56 PM
I second that!!! Would love love love a Starbucks!
EMG June 05, 2012 at 05:57 PM
Don't agree with that at all - We have plenty of small town businesses here in Montville... yeah, I could get my coffee at the deli or Landauer Cafe, or Montville Bagel...but it taste like crap. I'll take Starbucks any day.
Dan Grant June 05, 2012 at 06:33 PM
Actually not a great piece of property and probably shouldn't have been developed this way in the first place. The wrong business will create traffic problems at that intersection others might not be able to succeed without traffic. Way too much crammed on the site.
Landi Simone June 05, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Trader Joe's!!
Will T June 06, 2012 at 07:13 PM
Some type of upscale coffee house with desserts! Location is great!.... I hope to get a great cup of coffee while waiting for the train then a great steak and beer on the way home. Can't wait, best wishes to the owners. How about free burger Wednesdays! :)
EMC June 08, 2012 at 02:56 PM
I would love a coffee shop that has quality coffee and service with hours past 6pm with some nice dessert choices
JR June 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM
Thank you Dan! I don't always agree with you but am 100% in agreement on this property.
Dan Grant June 10, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Even my wife of 43 years doesn't agree with me all the time and when she doesn't I am usually wrong. This property was before the Planning Board some years ago as a 6 retail store developement, without the bar or appartments. When I asked for a traffic study on the access and what it would do to the intersection the application was pulled. Things are somewhat different now. The property is bigger and there is a light at the intersection but this is much bigger in scope. I wonder what the traffic study showed for this application.
YM June 20, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Definetly a bakery. Not a limited bakery/bagel etc... but simply a bakery that specializes in pastries, cakes, pies and bread. Something like Calandra's on 46 in Fairfield. Montville township residents enjoy celebrating everything and like to be creative. A coffee house is also a great idea especially for the commuters.
sam July 01, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Trader Joes, health shop,sandwich shop,diner
Dawn p July 15, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Burger King dunkin donuts and a bakery I agree like Calandras would be great! All would create jobs for our kids in town
Dawn p July 15, 2012 at 01:23 PM
Trader Joes too would be awesome
Dogless January 26, 2013 at 12:33 AM
What will go in there will be a hair salon, chinese restaurant and pizza place like we don't have enough of them.
Dogless January 26, 2013 at 12:44 AM
Oh and another bank!
Mary Lou Aquino January 26, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Starbucks--definitely Starbucks! Perfect for those waiting to board a train or who have just returned from the city.


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