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Vacant Spaces: What Should This Building Be?

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

Vacant commercial buildings - a sign of the times. Instead of waiting for a proposal to pop at a zoning meeting to find out the use, Patch is getting proactive and engaging our communities around these properties.

When an interesting property surfaces, we're asking residents what they would like to see there - a coffee shop, movie theater, pizza joint, bank, or something really different?

From there, we take the community feedback to the property owner and/or town officials to see what they think, perhaps picking up some interesting history along the way. 

First we visited , a site that generated plenty of interesting feedback. Now let's visit the biggest of the many vacant storefronts on Broadway:

45 N. Broadway

Our second building up for lease, and debate, is the former Tarrytown Gourmet space on North Broadway, an expansive open floorplan with over 11,000 square feet (the total of two floors available) and the use of the large back parking lot.

We’ve already heard a few requests for a Trader Joe’s. What would you like to see open up here? Far-fetched or realistic, we'd love to hear your opinions. Then we'll see where they lead us.

Barbara November 12, 2011 at 12:56 PM
I love all the fresh market ideas ! I used to want a toystore, when my kids were little. So many birthday parties ! Now I would love a Homegoods, although it's probably safer for me to have to have go to Greenburgh (I spend less that way). Lastly,an A.C. Moore would be great !
Janice Landrum November 12, 2011 at 03:13 PM
I love this idea, too. Cleveland has an indoor market like this -- PACKED with business when I visited!
nanc November 13, 2011 at 03:21 PM
An AC Moore, Gap, Trader Joes or Whole Foods
Steph November 14, 2011 at 09:32 PM
I thought CVS was going to open where Stop and Shop is when they move out but I thought they were also going to keep the current location open?
Sleepyrules November 16, 2011 at 05:45 AM
How about an welcoming center for Illegals from South America?

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