What Should Occupy Verrilli Bakery?

'Occupy This Space' returns!

It's a space that appears frozen in time.

A sign indicates the business is open for customers. Two cups of coffee rest on the counter, never to be sipped again, while waiting for fresh-baked loaves of bread to be bagged and rung up at the counter.

The space formerly home to Verrilli Bakery has been vacant for a while. Located at the corner of George Street and Martin Luther King Avenue, it shares company with several other vacant properties in that area, including just down George Street, right before the Market Street Mission Thrift Store. Unlike that carved out shell, the Verrilli location fronts a relatively busy thoroughfare, in an area in need of reclamation of lost commerce.

So, in this special one-off edition of "Occupy This Space," we're asking: What should occupy the old Verrilli Bakery location? Chime in below.

Cletus January 08, 2013 at 07:50 PM
Really lovely. Pity Monet isn't alive to paint it.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk January 08, 2013 at 07:50 PM
really bad idea. Kids should not be hanging out, they should be working or training to be working. The economy is going to take a nose dive very soon.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk January 08, 2013 at 07:52 PM
They don't need a place to go, they need a purpose to fulfill. Hanging out playing pool is not going to teach them how to pay rent or buy food.
I plead the 2nd tchk tchk January 08, 2013 at 07:54 PM
They can go do their home work, or do the house chores for their family, they can try and get a part time job.
Katrina February 05, 2013 at 03:27 PM
Kids can also go to The Original Music School at 26 Morris Street and learn to build ther creativity, discipline and learn the value of delayed gratification while having so much fun they won't realize they are how much they are learing! www.originalmusicschool.com


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