Readers: Replace Medford Shaw’s with Market Basket or Trader Joe’s

What would you like to see replace the Medford Shaw’s? Let us know by posting a comment below.

Medford Shaw's. File photo.
Medford Shaw's. File photo.

With Tuesday’s news that the Medford Shaw’s will be closing next month, a number of our readers have said the building should become a Market Basket or a Trader Joe’s.

It appears to be a pretty even split between the two in the comments on our initial post and on our Facebook page. Readers also seemed to agree that the outgoing Shaw’s, at 61 Locust St. across from the Meadow Glen Mall, wasn’t in the best shape.

The Medford Shaw’s has not been profitable for “quite some time,” according to a company statement.

What would you like to see replace the Medford Shaw’s? Let us know by posting a comment below.


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Asmine E Prince February 12, 2014 at 07:38 PM
Market Basket please please please please
Endri March 08, 2014 at 09:38 PM
Both are great stores, but since the Trader Joe's in Alewife is not too far, a Market Basket would be better. The one in Somerville is always crowded.
Alexa Mase March 09, 2014 at 12:55 PM
There's a huge Market Basket just up the road off of 16 after the bridge. Why would they want to put another one in Medford? I think that may be a lost cause. Also who sees these comments besides the readers? Do city planners looks at the comments?
Julie the Jarhead March 09, 2014 at 01:12 PM
I love Marker Basket, but the Somerville one is a madhouse and the Chelsea one is almost too big. I usually go up to the one in Woburn. I think a MB at the former Shaws would go a long way to alleviate these crowds. Unfortunately, I don't think we will see a new MB soon with the DeMoulas family battle.
Juliane Morey April 18, 2014 at 12:05 AM
please put a market basket there it would be so much easier


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