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.