What Stores Do You Want in Hillsborough?

There's more retail space available in town. What do you want to see come in?

Two Hillsborough shops are slated to close­ this year.

Though it’s news that Kmart and Blockbuster Video will soon close down shop in Hillsborough, it’s hardly unexpected. Comments on the Hillsborough Patch Facebook showed little wonder about either store closing, with residents noting that they preferred shopping at WalMart or Target or that they just get movies from NetFlix or other, similar services.

With the two empty storefronts, what would you prefer to see in the Blockbuster and Kmart spots? We’ve heard residents requests for a Trader Joe’s somewhere in town, a Retro Fitness, and your editor would love to see an Ulta somewhere closer than Warren, East Brunswick or Princeton.

What do you want to see in the vacant stores in town?

Here’s what you need to know today:

You Need to Know It’s for Moms: The  hosts , a program for parents and caregivers at 10 a.m. today. Children up to three years old are invited to attend, and toys will be provided for them to play. You’ll want to let them know you’re coming, which can be done by calling the children’s desk at 908-369-2200, extension 14. 

You Need to Know About Senses: The H offers a story program on the five sense for children ages four, five and six at 1 p.m. today. You’ll need to call the Children’s Desk at 908-369-2200, extension 14 to let them know your child will attend.

You Need to Know About Computers: The offers a basic computer skills course at 2 p.m. today. You’ll need to ensure there are still open spots for your-less-than-computer-savvy friend—and ensure they have a laptop to bring—by calling 908-369-2200.

You Need to Know About Cancellations: The ’s 6 p.m. Teen Book Trailer program is cancelled. It’s been rescheduled for 6 p.m. April 30.

You Need to Know About Meetings: The n meets at 7:30 p.m. tonight in the cafeteria. 


Erin March 19, 2012 at 11:57 PM
We need a mexican restaurant in Hillsborough!
Annie March 20, 2012 at 05:40 PM
Aren't there still one or two on Amwell Road? There was one (sorry, I forgot the name) behind the 5 Guys and another, La Costenita, in the Bagel BOP strip. Did they close, too, along with El Paso and Los Jalapenos?
Sly March 20, 2012 at 05:47 PM
La Costenita is still there...Never knew about any behind Five Guys. I did like Los Jalapenos for a while but then it closed. Love Mexican and all for another restaurant here in town!
Renee March 25, 2012 at 12:51 AM
Would love Whole Foods, trader Joe's, a Children's museum, upscale clothing stores/shoe store (boutique or chain) for adults and kids, roller rink, indoor rock climbing, etc. I feel like I am always leaving town to get what I need
Valerie Rhatigan May 19, 2012 at 04:52 PM
I am waiting for Weiss to come to Hillsborough - we need a supermarket on this side of town. (especially after all those homes are built on Falcon Rd.) Outback Steakhouse is a great idea also. I and many others whom I have been speaking to really want a supermarket in the Pathmark space. Really, really miss it. Val Rhatigan


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