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What Should Go Here? Former Woodbury Tinucci’s

The deli closed during the summer of 2011. What would make sense in that space?

The , and there has been some interest in the space at the Eagle Valley Marketplace.

Those groups have been doing their own analysis of the spot, but there’s nothing solid at this point, said Tammy Medina, a broker with Town Lake Real Estate.

What do you think should go there?

Another deli? Maybe a boutique shop? What are your ideas?

The decision to close came about after a partner retired, owner Gus Tinucci . The closure was not related to performance, he said. It had been in Woodbury for about eight and a half years before it closed.

What would you like to see there? Tell us in the comments section.

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Don Jankowski June 08, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Another "full service" deli should go into that space. Like Cecils or Brother's Deli.
Jolene S. T. June 08, 2012 at 01:55 PM
Another restaurant, definitely. Hopefully one similar to Tinucci's with a nice take-out menu. I still miss that place.
Kris Janisch June 08, 2012 at 02:59 PM
I was thinking an "upscale" sandwich shop or something. Maybe cheese/sandwich/deli type place. Someone on our Facebook page suggested a "cute little wine bar."
Joan Domke June 08, 2012 at 06:40 PM
I would like another restaurant. Anything!!!
Paul Whackernutz June 08, 2012 at 06:49 PM
The way retail has been going in Woodbury lately, we'll probably end up with a St. Vincent DePaul thrift shop.
Kris Janisch June 08, 2012 at 06:57 PM
I had lunch at Sunsets yesterday and was amazed how busy it was. Then saw Champp's was packed. Then saw Tavern Grill opening is my most popular story... And @Paul, I actually like the St. Vincent's on West 7th. Got a nice Brooks Brothers dress shirt there once.
Parent of 3 June 10, 2012 at 02:38 PM
would love to see a TRUE, ethnic deli come in. Jewish would be fabulous!!!!
Kris Janisch June 11, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Good ideas guys!
Kim Lemrick June 12, 2012 at 01:17 AM
Old fashioned soda fountain, malt and sandwich shop.
Diana Hamrick June 12, 2012 at 01:55 AM
NAPA or Auto Zone. Some place to get car parts so I don't go "out of town" to spend my money.
Bridget Hammond June 12, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Someplace where you can get a quick meal for lunch or dinner, a glass of wine or beer, and coffee in the morning! A little place for people on the east side of town to walk or bike for a bite/drink/or coffee. :)
Edward June 12, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Vegetarian/organic restaurant, featuring locally-sourced foods. Lebanese restaurant (middle eastern food).
Kris Janisch June 12, 2012 at 01:12 PM
Since food ideas seem to reign here (sorry Diana), what about a little coffee shop in the morning, wine bar in the evening, selling local/organic/ethnic food?
Margaret Wachholz July 15, 2012 at 01:50 PM
Jewish Deli/Restaurant would be a great addition to Woodbury. I agree with Parent of 3. Remember the one on Grand Avenue, St. Paul many years ago? We used to go every Saturday morning, if I remember correctly. I love some Jewish places. Some have such a great awareness of life in food. It stops me from just lashing it down my gob. Anyone remember the name - I miss it! It's been on the tip of my tongue since you wrote.

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