What’s the saddest intersection in Montclair Village? That’s easy, it’s Mountain Boulevard and Medau Place. When the long-lived Montclair Wines closed a while ago, we assumed this coveted spot would get snapped up. Instead, the corner quickly took on a lovely, abandoned look.
Here’s the shuttered shop these days, flanked by holiday banners on the light poles. A few weeks ago, the leftover shelves and contents were cleared out and blinds were mostly drawn closed. Now it simply cries, “take care of me!”
What will the future tenant want or need here? When you get up close, maybe things aren’t all that bad. The empty building looks pretty decent, the sidewalk’s fixed up, and there’s even a little (very little) greenery.
The renter surely will get rid of this lovely graffiti-art that’s so prominent. Come to think of it, why isn’t the defacement removed already? It might help to market this location and space better.
We hope some retailer sees this location as a diamond in the rough, and makes it shine soon. Maybe our fantasy picks, like a scrapbooking shop/studio or spa goods place, would fit the bill. The place is so forlorn and lonely right now!