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There needs to be something done either by the city or by the owners of Market Basket to lessen the flow and the noise going into the lot on the weekends.  There is often a double line as there is today the 15th, of traffic.  One trying to turn in and the other trying to pass.  The bicycle lane is used as a turning lane.  Pedestrians are in danger trying to cross the entry point.  The number of drivers blocking the flow of the Avenue put us all in danger in regards to emergency vehicles.  The horn blowing is an obvious form of noise pollution.  I love the Basket, but something needs to be done before someone is hurt or killed by those rushing to find a space without consideration of those who are just trying to make it down the street.    
jo February 18, 2014 at 01:51 PM
I guess the fact that I have been living here 53 years doesn't count as a "long time resident"??
AHM February 18, 2014 at 02:49 PM
There are a lot of people who avoid the Somerville MB but do shop at MB. I have met many people from Somerville when at the Burlington MB shopping. I cannot deal with the Somerville one. I also take my next door neighbor who can't stand the one in Somerville. It is more of a crowd and closed in thing plus the parking. I have been there a couple of times plus when it was the A&P.
Merle Silver February 18, 2014 at 03:31 PM
MJS Feb. 18 I'm a senior on a very fixed income. I live in E. Somerville. We need another affordable market at Assembly Square. How about a bigger, newer Market Basket? Something at the long closed Star Market on Broadway? Please leave Market Basket in Somerville for those of us who don't have cars. Somerville reigning powers are playing to UPSTAIRS! I see Somerville as largely working class. Ask me about building new condos before fixing potholed Broadway.
AHM February 18, 2014 at 03:57 PM
Another senior here from the area. The powers that be want the old Star to be multi use. So don't expect anything there we may want as it will be shot down before it gets started. Assembly is about the last place big enough for a full size MB or Wegmans. Expect a Whole Foods there. Don't expect anything most of us here in Somerville would want.
gayhsheldon February 18, 2014 at 06:43 PM
wow...alot of people commenting about the store...but it's the city that needs to address the flow and gridlock from the traffic. and a noise reduction by having a NO HONK zone....it's done in other cities. a MB at assembly row would be awesome!

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