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MEDFIELD, MA-Officials here want to see its downtown come to life and they plan to form a committee to see that it gets done. The town’s board of selectmen is forming a committee to recommend the kind of stores should come into the area. Of course, as a town representative tells GlobeSt.com, the committee cannot dictate who property owners should rent to but they can look into what people want and offer ideas.

“We are looking to bring more retail business downtown to get a little more diversified,” says the town representative. Currently the downtown area has some retail stores including hairdressers, a children’s clothing store, restaurants and a real estate business. But a number of stores now stand vacant and the town wants to see book shops and galleries come in and possibly have a few nights a week where the stores stay open late. Lord’s Department Store is also downtown and is one of only two establishments in the area that stay open till 9 pm.

The representative emphasizes that the town is not looking to bring additional residential developments to the downtown area, as is usually done to revitalize downtown areas. She says that the town already has two residential complexes on Main St.

The board of selectmen is in the process of forming the committee, which will be comprised of approximately five people.

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