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Lanctot’s Plaza attracts new Subway, day care

  • A day care, Weare We Grow, and a Subway are opening within weeks of each other in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare, a sign for local business people that the town's economy is growing. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)

    A day care, Weare We Grow, and a Subway are opening within weeks of each other in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare, a sign for local business people that the town's economy is growing. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)

  • A day care, Weare We Grow, and a Subway are opening within weeks of each other in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare, a sign for local business people that the town's economy is growing. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)

    A day care, Weare We Grow, and a Subway are opening within weeks of each other in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare, a sign for local business people that the town's economy is growing. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)

  • A Subway is slated to open in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare this week. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)

    A Subway is slated to open in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare this week. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)

  • A day care, Weare We Grow, and a Subway are opening within weeks of each other in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare, a sign for local business people that the town's economy is growing. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)
  • A day care, Weare We Grow, and a Subway are opening within weeks of each other in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare, a sign for local business people that the town's economy is growing. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)
  • A Subway is slated to open in Lactot's Plaza in South Weare this week. (JANA FORD / Monitor staff)

A Subway restaurant is opening in Weare’s Lanctot’s Plaza this month. Local businesspeople see the move as a signal that the town’s economy is growing and becoming more business friendly.

“We are all totally excited,” said Samantha Walton, president of the Weare Chamber of Commerce. “We have had Dunkin’ Donuts in that same plaza . . . that is the first big chain that came in. This would be the second.”

The Subway will open Aug. 20 and move into the plaza off Route 114, taking the place of Acclinet Corp. a nine-year tenant that moved out over a year ago.

“I think it’s a great community,” said owner Dave Beckwith, a Hopkinton resident who also runs several other Subways in the area. “I want to make it like a home restaurant, where people can get healthy food at a reasonable price.”

A new Subway isn’t the only movement in the plaza. Last week, a new day care called Weare We Grow opened up. It took over the space formerly occupied by Curves.

The day care’s owner, Krista Edmands, said she moved the child-care operation from her home in Weare to the commercial space because demand had grown so high.

“Child care is needed,” she said. “There’s not a whole lot to choose from.”

The other tenants in the complex are Statewide Insurance and Granite State Communications, which owns the building.

“It’s a sign . . . the economy continues to improve,” said Chris Rand, vice president of Granite State Communications. “It’s growing in the way that will support some of these large national chains.”

Even though all of the storefront space is now full, there are still two vacant office units upstairs.

Rand said he sees Subway as a positive anchor tenant for the building, and a business that will be a boon to the whole southern part of Weare.

(Allie Morris can be reached at 369-3307 or at amorris@cmonitor.com.)

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