The iconic landmark of downtown Wheaton, the Wheaton Grand Theater, has been , but it has been empty for years.
The 12,000-square-foot former theater, 119-127 N. Hale is listed through Century 21 for $599,000.
In our new weekly series, "Visions for Vacancies," we're asking Wheaton residents what businesses they would like to see fill the vacant storefronts around town.
Last week, we asked you what should open in the old JB Winterberry space on Main Street.
Whether it's a new indoor market, department store or something completely new, we want to hear what businesses you'd most like to see take over the Wheaton Grand Theater building in downtown Wheaton.
- Chris said: "I'd love to see it as a beautiful single screen theatre...but it did extremely well hosting local concerts and national bands.
- Bill said: "I agree with Chris. If it was economically feasible, a "Music Box West" concept where intelligent foreign and independent films provide film buffs relief from the dull, big budget blockbuster films perpetually playing at the corporate multiplex theaters. Sadly though, that business plan is most likely a money pit."
- Mayura said: "I was also thinking a single screen that could also act as a community theater. Keep the original intent of the space!"
Share your ideas in the comments.