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PHOTOS: Andover's Vacant Store Fronts

Take a look at a photo gallery of various vacancies throughout town. Let us know in the comments what you would like to see in these spots.

In the normal ebb and flow of local business turnover, Andover will see multiple businesses either moving or closing down each year. Currently, there are at least eight vacant retail units in Andover center and Shawsheen Village. Below are the locations and the names of the former establishments.

  • Railroad Street, Moor and Mountain
  • North Main Street, Tuesday Morning
  • North Main Street, Marshalls (who moved to Winthrop Plaza in Lawrence)
  • Main Street, Stride Rite
  • Main Street, (who moved next door)
  • Main Street, J.L. Coombs
  • Park Street, Yama Japanese Restaurant
  • Park Street, (who moved to another unit on Park Street)

There are also two vacant units that will soon be occupied by two new businesses. They are the Indian Bistro, which is moving into a unit in Shawsheen Plaza (formerly Cardsmart), and Sal's Pizza, which is moving into a unit on Park Street (formerly Rugged Bear).

Carla Byrne June 14, 2012 at 12:43 AM
You completely overlooked all the vacant spaces at the Old Andover Village: Coco Collection (moved to Indra), General Goods, Bella Beads, Groomingdales, Andover Auto School (moved to Dundee Park), Colpitts Travel, Little LuLu & Dot, etc., etc...
Darren McRoy June 14, 2012 at 03:13 AM
... Wow. I remember there being stuff in ALL these locations. ;_;
Mary K. Lyman June 14, 2012 at 11:20 AM
I especially miss Bella Beads! Mary Lyman
tom June 14, 2012 at 11:49 AM
Given the number of shuttered store fronts these days, I think they just ran out of film...
valleyear June 14, 2012 at 02:31 PM
Bring back the Jade, Autograph Records and the Brighams.
Brendan Lewis June 14, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Thanks Carla. There's significant transition going on at Olde Andover Village so I decided to leave it out of this feature. But, you're right, it definitely deserves a mention!
chichi klitsch June 14, 2012 at 05:39 PM
what is going into Olde Andover Village? is it true that it will be a chain type restaurant?
Sabrina Boggio June 14, 2012 at 08:53 PM
What are the last two digits of the phone number for the sign in the window at Chic Consignment's former location? Not sure if it was cut off intentionally to avoid somewhat of product placement.
Brendan Lewis June 14, 2012 at 09:48 PM
Chichi, we're actually working on something for Olde Andover Village and we hope to run it sometime in the next week or so. Sabrina, that was on accident. I believe the sign is still there so you can go check it out yourself. I'll make a note of it when I head into town tomorrow and post it in this comments thread if your're still interested.
Sabrina Boggio June 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
No problem. I go to school down the street from there so I don't mind. Thanks
Paula Bakies June 16, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Day and Night is vacant too. I thought I saw a sign on the on Chic Con. place that a bakery was going in there?? Now the sign is covered up.
Paula Bakies June 22, 2012 at 01:57 PM
What happened to the new liquor store? and General Goods?

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