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Old 03-18-2017, 07:22 AM   #1
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Default No Market Basket

It looks like the owner of the Gilford Airport Plaza is tired of hearing the Market Basket rumors.

Although it does seem to have taken a long time, they have spent a lot of money and made a lot of improvements to the property. It looks a lot better than it did a couple of years ago and they are not done yet.

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Old 03-18-2017, 07:38 AM   #2
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Default .... maybe an indoor flea market?

What used to work pretty good there was that old, defunct, indoor flea market.......that flea market was only open on Saturday mornings but it had some good stuff ...... here's my vote for a reincarnated indoor flea market.

So, goodbye and good riddance to any prayer for a Market Basket ..... and helloooooo to Gilford Indoor Flea Market ..... can always hope!

If you need a super-market, there's the nearby Wal-Mart and Hannafords which are both about ten times less expensive than a Stop & Shop, or a Whole Foods, down in Massachusetts ....... "Live Free or/and Eat!" So, which is lower priced for food......Wal-Mart or Hannafords...... a good question?
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Nice to see that plaza being rehabilitated, but it's hard to envision it being successful without a fitness center in there somewhere.
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Maybe the developer could read the tea leaves to understand that there is demand for a MB there?
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It was the planning and use director for Gilford that made the comments about a Market Basket not going in there. I wouldn't be happy if I was the owner and the planning and use director was saying that about my shopping center.


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Nice to see that plaza being rehabilitated, but it's hard to envision it being successful without a fitness center in there somewhere.
Maybe the owners could put in a fitness center with $10 a month membership, bring back the bottom feeder flea market and maybe two or three restaurants where all you guys go once a year for a special occasion. So many ideas with other people's money. No wonder NH is so well known for its level of non culture.
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Maybe the owners could put in a fitness center with $10 a month membership, bring back the bottom feeder flea market and maybe two or three restaurants where all you guys go once a year for a special occasion. So many ideas with other people's money. No wonder NH is so well known for its level of non culture.
Keep the overpriced culture out--I'll take pristine rivers, lakes, and forests without the 1% pushing the rest of us out.

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I can't imagine this thread about the Airport Plaza's success without someone suggesting tennis courts.
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Maybe the owners could put in a fitness center with $10 a month membership, bring back the bottom feeder flea market and maybe two or three restaurants where all you guys go once a year for a special occasion. So many ideas with other people's money. No wonder NH is so well known for its level of non culture.
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The trouble with winni83 is that his comment is absolutely true, but so is the comment by Acrossamerica.
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Wow, really? Does this mean you're not staying?
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Wow, really? Does this mean you're not staying?
Well after 27 years a UNH degree and more than enough plaid shirts, dungarees and the world's worst bread, it may be time. But then I am a glutton for punishment and I'd hate to be just one of those out of towners who come up for a few weeks in the summer and complain about how their favorite restaurant has gone out of business.
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I loved going to the Mammoth Mart back in the early 70's when we would make the trip from Ohio for our two week vacation. That and the Big Banana (if I recall correctly).
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Some interesting (reading / statistics) about all the places we shopped at years ago in the lakes region, but also includes other cities and towns from New England, maybe even your own home town.


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I can't imagine this thread about the Airport Plaza's success without someone suggesting tennis courts.
www.gilfordhills.com, a very happening and busy indoor tennis center, is just a short drive away. Roger Federer practices in there every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. From all around the world, he flies into the nearby airport in Gilford ... www.laconiaairport.com

A K-Mart with its K-Mart flashing blue, police light specials, accompanied by "I fought the law, and the law won" booming from the sound system would be excellent....... come on K-Mart ... I miss those flashing blue light specials while shopping for a dust covered, fish finder that's been sitting on the shelf for the last eight years!
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What was the name of the store that was in there around, say, 1985-1990ish?
I remember it was like a K-Mart, or something like that.
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What was the name of the store that was in there around, say, 1985-1990ish?
I remember it was like a K-Mart, or something like that.
Was it Globe?
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Was it Globe?
Yes, it was the Globe.

And I love the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord and the Palace Theater in Manchester and the NH Symphony in Nashua, and especially the Currier Museum in Manchester. Plus skiing and hiking and boating...and Meadowbrook and the Flying Monkey. And the Music Hall in Portsmouth (http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/diane_rehm) ADid I mention the Currier? I might be crazy but I think NH has plenty of culture.
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Yes, it was the Globe.

And I love the Capital Center for the Arts in Concord and the Palace Theater in Manchester and the NH Symphony in Nashua, and especially the Currier Museum in Manchester. Plus skiing and hiking and boating...and Meadowbrook and the Flying Monkey. And the Music Hall in Portsmouth (http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/event/diane_rehm) ADid I mention the Currier? I might be crazy but I think NH has plenty of culture.
I remember the Globe and KMart. I even worked at the Big Banana. I do not remember Mammouth Mart.
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You got to get with the times, people: it's a new millenium.

Turn it into an Amazon fulfillment center.
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I remember back when they were building "The Mart". Waking up listening to LNH (AM, only had AM back then) and hearing some guy operating a backhoe was killed putting the water tower up... Funny how some things stick in your mind.
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I remember the Globe and KMart. I even worked at the Big Banana. I do not remember Mammouth Mart.
They should have kept the Banana there instead of putting Shaws in
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I do not remember Mammouth Mart.
I do not remember it being called "Mammouth Mart"either.
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"The Mart".
I always remembered it as just "The Mart" as well. My Mother loved to shop there for all those little odds and ends that you need around the house. For Me the store was like the "Building 19" of the lakes region.

Was there ever a "Grants" store in the other plaza where the K-Mart was.
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We grocery shopped at the Star Market in the shopping plaza located where Hannaford's and Lowe's are now. 🛒
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We grocery shopped at the Star Market in the shopping plaza located where Hannaford's and Lowe's are now. ��
My first job was at the Papa Ginos in that plaza the year the camper came crashing through it. It was crazy.
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I do not remember it being called "Mammouth Mart"either.

I always remembered it as just "The Mart" as well. My Mother loved to shop there for all those little odds and ends that you need around the house. For Me the store was like the "Building 19" of the lakes region.

Was there ever a "Grants" store in the other plaza where the K-Mart was.
Right, that was WT Grant and then Kmart. Globe was over where Paugus Bay Plaza is now; Keller's Ice Cream was there too. Globe later moved over where The Mart used to be. Big Banana was at the traffic circle where Shaw's is now

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Mammoth Mart has its own FB page. https://www.facebook.com/Mammoth-Mart-398225363611753/
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And I can remember when you could not get a cocktail in a restaurant in NH unless it was connected to a hotel with at least 12 rooms. And one of the best hotels in Concord was the Endicott on Main Street.
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Maybe it was a hotel with 10 rooms, and your state of mind didn't count right
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Imagine how much places on the lake cost when this picture was taken.
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Where is/was that?

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Where the Paugus Bay Plaza is now. See post 27 above
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Thanks for posting that. After Mammoth mart, Kings took the Gilford spot. Vacant for a number of years and then Globe coming in, closing in the early 90s.
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The building looks awesome now that they've finished up. I wish all the businesses in there well and hope they do good. Looks like a couple vacant spots to fill.

They also tore up that wretched parking lot and did a new base with fresh tar! Looks awesome!!
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Default .... heard about the North Conway Market Basket?

Well, well, well, well, ..... and my, my, my, my, my ....... so, how's about this report in the August 7, Conway Daily Sun .... which reports that


the old 'Tennis Anyone' location, some outdoor tennis courts or something on McMillan Rd in North Conway will soon be serving up a new 69,845 square foot Market Basket store. This location is within one mile of a Hannaford's, Walmart, and Shaw's.

Sound's like it will be good-bye Tennis Anyone, and helloooo Market Basket ..... Conway Daily Sun article with four images, and yes, it will look like a Market Basket. So, what had been some closed and un-used outdoor tennis courts will get constructed into a Market Basket. That's a good bit of a switch! So, how come that don't happen in Gilford or Plymouth, and MB goes up north to North Conway? What has North Conway got?

December 22, 2013; say what, a Market Basket http://www.wearemarketbasket.com/gue...iver-27-years/ is coming to North Conway?

With a store in Tilton, next to Walmart, it looks like Market Basket chose to bypass the talked about Gilford airport strip location, or the talked about Plymouth-Tenney Mt Hgwy spot, and go with that super-duper, retail mecca ....... drum roll here ...... rat-a-tat-tat ...... North Conway, NH.

My guess is it draws shoppers from the nearby Maine towns of Fryeburg, Lovell, Sweden and Bridgton who would not have to drive up and down that miserable Route 16 to get to North Conway.

Here's something that will never happen. If NH Route 49 were extended about seven more miles, going up the existing Livermore Rd, a gated single lane, unpaved Forest Service Rd, through the White Mountain National Forest, to the Kancamangus Hgwy, then getting to North Conway would be much more direct.

Hellooooo Ryan Zinke ..... build a road?

The new North Conway store https.www.shopmarketbasket.com/store-locations will be the northern most location.

Just google 'NH Route 49 map' , go to satellite photos, and take a look-see at what would be a very build-able road to extend Rt 49 up to the Kancamangus Hgwy, and make a much more direct route to the new Market Basket in North Conway. Is this the missing link in the NH HgWy system or what? Is only seven miles, and there's already an old, unpaved Forest Service Rd for most of the distance. Seems like a no-brainer?

..... build a road!!!

North Conway is basically on the other side of the world from Waterville Valley and Plymouth, and it do't have to be like this ..... is time to build a road!
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