It's a new year, so I figured that we would reboot our retail wish list.

I asked you on social, which retailers and restaurants do you want to see open up shop in 2022.

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The feedback was excellent. Thank you for all of your responses.

One thing is for sure. We are all feeling a bit nostalgic.

A lot of suggestions were stores that were open and thriving for a long time, but ultimately hit hard times or were victims to online shopping and technology.

You'll also notice retailers that are already in business. We just want more of them.

It was also very telling that we miss some of the unique fast food joints that other parts of the country enjoy.

Ultimately, it's clear that the Covid cabin fever is really setting in.

It's not surprising given the fact that it's been nearly two years since the start of the pandemic.

Online shopping is convenient for our busy lives.

The fact that you can have virtually any item in the world dropped on your doorstep in two days is awesome.

However, many miss getting in the car, driving to the mall, and exploring for a while.

You know, actually feel things or try them on before buying them. The good old days.

Is 2022 going to be the year that brick-and-mortar retail makes a comeback? Possibly, but not likely.

Don't rule it out though, because retro is in. Vinyl and CD sales are at an all-time high for the first time in over 20 years.

Some of these you'll agree with, some will make you shake your head.

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