These are the questions that Dover locals have been asking themselves forever: why is this space empty? When will a new business take over? What might that place be?

We're talking about this spot, situated right next to the Hannaford's on Central Ave. It's sat empty for years and years.

Google Street View
Google Street View
loading...

At one point in time, this area was steps away from The Giant Store, a one-stop shop that hosted regular flea markets. It was where Shaw's currently stands today. But as for this place, this writer doesn't know how long it's been empty for, or what its history is.

We may not know why this space has remained seemingly vacant for so long, but we do know that it's fun to do some daydreaming. So with that in mind, we asked you what business(es) you'd like to see set up shop there.

Central Ave is a busy street already, with countless stores bringing lots of traffic to the area. From places like Shaw's to Hannaford's, Dunkin', Chipotle, Panera Bread, Aroma Joe's, McDonald's, and Starbuck's, there's understandably plenty of reasons for locals to visit this part of town. So, the chances of a business thriving in this location seem pretty high.

Without further ado, let's take a look at 20 stores that locals would like to see set up shop next to Hannaford's.

Disclaimer: some of you mentioned on Facebook that the space is in fact owned by Hannaford's and used for training, storage, and events like food drives. Regardless of that, let's just have fun and pretend that it's up for grabs.

What Business Should Go Next to Hannaford's on Central Ave in Dover, New Hampshire?

The space next to Hannaford's on Central Ave in Dover has been vacant for years. Here are 20 businesses that locals would like to see set up shop there.

The Seven Modern Wonders of New Hampshire

Take a Look at This A-Frame on a Boulder Near Mount Monadnock, New Hampshire

Hipcamp's newest location in New Hampshire is this awesome A-Frame found atop of a bounder near Mount Monadnock. Check it out!

More From WSHK-WSAK 102.1 & 105.3 The Shark