Vacant Spaces: What Shop Would You Like to See on Main Street?

An occasional feature - as vacate spaces surface - asking what the community would like to see open in Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow.


In some ways this is my least favorite series — if I'm posting it, it means yet another business property is up for grabs — and in another regard, I love it. 

I love hearing from Patch readers/citizens/consumers/shoppers what you want and don't want to see open in the Villages. You asked for a bookstore, and sure enough, there are two on the way. , slated to open on April 30 on Central Avenue and perhaps in May.

Not that we make magic here, but your voice does, and should, make a difference. 

Now, what would you like to see at...

28 Main Street?

This space, formerly occuppied by the Apt. 28 boutique and then by unique clothing and accessories vendor , shuttered, seemingly overnight. It's a cute, if smallish, space, so obviously suitable to only certain types of businesses. 

We've got a new , a new and ... Doesn't Main Street just get better and better?

Weigh in here on what else you'd like, before someone snaps this place up.


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loretta April 18, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Doggie daycare would be great. Driving to Mt Kisco is too long and wastes energy
Jerry Eimbinder April 18, 2012 at 11:45 AM
How 'bout bringing back the Anna Shea Chocolates store, a familiar sight for many years on South Washington Street in Tarrytown.
sarah gillespie April 18, 2012 at 01:38 PM
Just thinking the other day that it would be nice to have a good fresh fruit and veggie stand in town. Ctown's offerings are great but a place in town that specialized would be terrific and work with our increasingly foodie gestalt.
Robert Solari April 18, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Bagel shop
Jaques Strape April 18, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Gun store
Alberta M. Jarane April 18, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Shoe repair store.
Alberta M. Jarane April 18, 2012 at 04:53 PM
French pastries.
Alberta M. Jarane April 18, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Fresh fish & shellfish. (stinky, I know)
Alberta M. Jarane April 18, 2012 at 04:58 PM
Women's lingerie.
Robert Solari April 18, 2012 at 05:21 PM
Alberta, How do you go from smelly fish to lingerie? Lol
BLONDIE April 18, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Sorry to say that Anne Shea sold her company and has moved back to Europe :(
Alberta M. Jarane April 19, 2012 at 12:03 PM
Ha! No comparison Robert. This is going downhill as I write, but I'm just thinking of things to do in small spaces. Wait! To divert from a potentially sensitive topic, I have another idea. Although not as smelly as a fish market, how about a children's sneaker shop. Just doing my bit...
Jerry Eimbinder April 19, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Anna Shea moved her operations to an upscale mall in South Barrington, Illinois in September, 2008 and turned the reins of the company over to her ex-husband's aunt Debra Jenrette—mentioned by Patch in "Good News for Chocolate Lovers (Patch Tarrytown/Sleepy Hollow site, July 26, 2010)," In that article, Jenrette said Anna had returned to Finland, "for the time being." The company's phone number is 847-428-5446 and it sells chocolate online. Its website is www.annasheachocolates.com.
Krista Madsen (Editor) April 19, 2012 at 03:13 PM
chocolate, bagels, fish, great ideas, I'll take all of these things. Though not in the same shop! Shoes, at least one reader is always wanting shoes. Others?
BLONDIE April 19, 2012 at 09:49 PM
Sounds like Jerry is a big Anna Shea fan cool....either way, whatever goes in that store front lets hope its stay around for awhile and is a positive impact for our town! !!
Jerry Eimbinder April 19, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Anna Shea had a great ride for awhile Blondie but she and Tim found out that selling expensive, hand-painted chocolate is the wrong business to be in when the economy is falling apart.
BLONDIE April 19, 2012 at 10:52 PM
Jerry I worked for Anna before she opened her in our town ..Tim n her are wonderful people.. I miss her sweets too!!
BLONDIE April 19, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Its tough on a lot of businesses still.. that why whatever opens here in town has to have what the people want to spend their money on...
BLONDIE April 19, 2012 at 11:02 PM
Jerry, I work for Anna before she opened here in our town..Tim n Anna are wonderful people .. I miss her sweets2..
Colleen April 22, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I heard yesterday he rented it to an existing jewelry store that is moving down to Main St from Bway. The other contenders were a children's store or an organic clothing and accessories boutique. I did speak to the landlord about the need to put something special and different in the space to help grow Ttown as a destination for visitors and residents. We need to maintain a great combination of diverse shops, entertainment and dining to keep our downtown flourishing.
Anna Cangiano May 09, 2012 at 05:32 PM
What do you think about an all natural health and beauty products shop. It would be nice to buy products you can feel good about putting on and in your body!


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