Drive around Stoughton and you'll notice a number of empty storefronts and buildings.
We're continuing a new series titled "." We'll showcase an empty storefront and ask you what should take up the space.
Last week we asked what you would like to see done with the on Park Street.
This week, we turn our attention to the on Washington Street in the downtown.
The State Theater opened in 1927 and closed as the Stoughton Cinema Pub in 2007. It has been vacant since, but a "Save The State Theater" group led by Michael Mutascio has been working to raise the funds needed to restore the building to its former glory.
Some see the reopening of the theater as a key to any .
What is your take? What would like to see done with the building? Should it remain a theater or do you have a different idea for the building? Would reopening the theater help to give the downtown a boost?
Should the town provide the funding or resources for the restoration effort or should it be done through private fundraising?
Let us know your specific ideas in the comments section.