One of my go-to local chain restaurants has suddenly closed and everyone seems to have an opinion on what will or should replace it.

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The Boston Market on Shore Road in Somers Point has shuttered its doors and pulled the signs off the building. Their web site information now says the location is "permanently closed".

I can't say I am surprised at this news, but I am a little disappointed.

Although the quality of the food and the serving size have gone down at this Somers Point Boston Market over the last couple of years, they still offered a pretty tasty home-cooked-style chicken or meatloaf dinner at an affordable price.  I liked both and the corn bread was always good.

Anyway, such is the lifespan of a fast food restaurant in South Jersey these days.

But what will replace the Boston Market?

Shore News posted on Facebook that the location would become a Taco Bell, but 2019 paperwork from a Somers Point zoning meeting shows a plan to construct a Taco Bell across the street on the site of McNaughton's Garden Center parking lot.

One popular rumor is that the Boston Market owners will convert their property to a Chipotle. Some are wishing for a new Chick fil A or the return of Five Guys.

What kind of restaurant would you like to see in this spot?

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