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What Should Go Here: Former 'Norm's'

Each week, we highlight a vacant commercial space and ask: What business would you like to see move into this area?

We want Wentzville Patch to be a place where you can not only find out what's going on around town, but a place where you can share your thoughts and ideas with neighbors.

Our newest feature—Visions for Vacancies—aims to help residents take an active role in planning and building their community.

Each week, we'll highlight a vacant commercial space and ask what you would like to see move into this area? If you know of an area you'd like to see highlighted, tell us in the comments.

This week, we are taking a look at a location that used to be Norm's, a bar and grill, at 1462 South Service Road. Before that, it was a Culpepper's, and before that, a Chinese buffet. Before that? I have to admit, I'm not sure.

If it were up to you, what would you like to see there? What do you think would best serve the Wentzville community in that spot?

David Billing April 30, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Since it has good highway exposure, a sit down restaurant with an established reputation should do well there. Lambert's? Cracker Barrel?
AmLy April 30, 2012 at 12:59 PM
McAlisters or some healthy food option... we have enough burger joints!
jbj April 30, 2012 at 01:35 PM
It should be the same type of place, they have a great bar, good place for a band, so sorry to see Norms go so quickly. It was a great bar with great food & nice atmosphere.
Michelle Basile April 30, 2012 at 01:43 PM
What about a Goodwill, or how about Burger King since it shut down it's store by the old Belz Mall
stlshak April 30, 2012 at 02:04 PM
How about a nice Steak Restaurant like Texas Roadhouse, Outback or Harry J's
paula campbell April 30, 2012 at 07:18 PM
How about a Long John Silver's,Popeyes or Captain D's? There or no fish places closer than St. Peter's. I live in Moscow Mills and shop in Wentzville at least once a week.
Jamie April 30, 2012 at 07:40 PM
Wonder if this spot would be big enough for a Trader Joe's ...
Barbara Schormann April 30, 2012 at 07:59 PM
It was Hardees before the chinese restaurant. My vote would be Capt. D's, Texas Roadhouse, or Longhorn.
Kathy April 30, 2012 at 08:31 PM
Fazoli's
Tamara Duncan May 01, 2012 at 02:31 AM
Ah. . . Hardees. Thanks, Barbara. I should have remembered that. I used to shop at the old Schnuck's north of the highway all the time.
curly May 01, 2012 at 06:00 PM
i like the ideas.....Lambert's, Cracker Barrel, or a fish place! All wonderful ideas. as long as it doesn't just sit empty and become an eye sore for Wentzville.
jbj May 03, 2012 at 01:27 PM
Red lobster would be nice too
Fawn Rutherford June 21, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Red Lobster would be great. Keep waiting for that to come to town. fr

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