Before a move to Dowling Village in North Smithfield just a few short months ago, Wal-Mart operated from a property at 1919 Diamond Hill Rd., built 27 years ago.
Woonsocket has more than its fair share of vacant buildings and empty properties. Some have been empty for years while others see a rotating crop of businesses.
But, if it were up to you, what would you like to see happen to these spaces? Each week, we feature one empty building, lot or area in Woonsocket and ask our readers what they'd like to see there.
Another box store ? A mini strip mall? A new park? What do you want? And, if you could get YOUR wish, how often do you think you would visit the location?
This week: the property that once held Wal-Mart. Although Wal-Mart officials have indicated they could reopen the store, the building currently sits vacant creating another empty space on Diamond Hill Road. If it was up to you, would you like to see the store reopen? If not, what other business would you like to see in its place?