It's old news that the Winter Hill Star Market has died an ugly death. I was looking at Moominmolly's photograph of the stripped out interior, and having been bored silly by the food sellership suggestions came up with some Better Ideas.
1) Roller disco slash derby dames emporium:
Hell we'll throw in a liquor license and a wrestling rink to give BLOWW a permanent homebase at the same time. Slow skates for the kids and spotty chaperoning.
2) Gun range:
Itchy trigger fingers don't scratch themselves, and we might as well be blasting targets rather than 15-year olds. Friends of the range will enjoy larger caliber artillery and grenade toss after closing time at the neighborhood bars.
3) Cyrogenics facility:
Seriously, bring Ted Williams home! Maybe we can get one of the less expensive parts of Walt Disney too to draw in the touristy-types. Let riff-raff from MIT fund the place by selling futures promising to back up their massive cerebelli.
I'm not exactly sure how this would work but I image we could get Pauly Shore to show at the ribbon cutting ceremony. Suffice to say if I can talk my way on to the steering committee ligers will be included. All predators, all the time? That'd help ticket sales.
5) Float construction center:
Given the ridiculous lack of floating Pink Panthers or petal powered confections in the recent St. Patrick's Parade, the greater metro area would benefit no end by having a cavernous space in which glue sticks could be traded as the currency of the realm.
6) Fluff museum:
Exhibits related to construction of fluff, properties of fluff, illicit uses of fluff. A section on functional fluff (fluff as adhesive, caulking material, junior high science experiment though make sure your mom helps you use the microwave oven). Stuff like that. Plus, Fluffers McBunny.
7) Indie IMAX: Here's how Winter Hill can top Somerville Theatre and their small screen ilk (Coolidge's itty bitty screening room may die of jealousy). Massive screens, 3D-ification of low budget indie documentaries and smell-o-vision. Make it so! Including sea plane!