I just noticed that the once-popular Amato's location in Augusta is now vacant. Situated at 34 Western Avenue, it's a highly trafficked area close to Dunkin' Donuts and not far from Wendy's.

And because of its prime location, it could be the perfect spot for a counter-style, made-to-order restaurant or perhaps even a beauty salon?

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Business owners are increasingly establishing themselves in the capitol city of Maine, with a wave of new businesses emerging.

According to the Kennebec Valley Chamber, they represent over 700 businesses, industries, and organizations in the capital area. The Chamber plays a crucial role in helping businesses boom within it's 23-community region.

Based on the feedback from Facebook, you all called out various types of businesses, with a huge emphasis on food establishments.

While many suggestions leaned towards restaurants, some popular choices included Holy Donut and Little Caesars Pizza. Additionally, lesser-known spots like Sweet Tomatos and Moe's Southwest Grill were also mentioned.

Below is a list compiled of 20 of the top spots you told me you wanted to see at this Western Avenue location.

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I just spotted that the old Amato's business is on the market. I'm wondering what would be the perfect fit for that space?

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