Vacant Malverne Pilates Studio - What Should Open Here?

Tell us what type of business you'd life to see fill this empty property on Church Street.

More than 11 years after Melissa Buonomo opened up her first pilates studio on Church Street in Malverne, the master trainer and owner of Sisters Pilates+ is relocating to a new building.

Relax. The new studio will still be in Malverne, not far from 38 Church St., where Buonomo had been serving clients since 2001. (She also has a studio in Merrick, located at 2096 Merrick Ave., that she opened in 2007 following the success of her Malverne studio.) 

And since Buonomo moved out of the Church Street studio earlier this month, the property has already caught the eye of prospective renters, according to J. Schneider Realty Corp.

Steve Schneider told Patch Wednesday that he's already had some interest in the vacant 450 sq. ft. property. It's being listed for $1,050 per month.(Taxes are calculated over base.)

What would you like to see open here? Tell us in the comments section below.

paul January 23, 2013 at 11:13 PM
How about taking some of our cash for gold pawn shops, smoke shops, hookah shops, nail salons, from East Meadow.. They will be a great addition for you...... NOT... I wouldnt wish that on my worst enemy.... On second thought... ;o)
Gina Genti January 23, 2013 at 11:26 PM
A really cool coffee house like Witches Brew! Or a Youth Center.
Jan Wild January 24, 2013 at 12:38 AM
How about a pediatric physical therapy/ sensory gym?
Brian January 24, 2013 at 12:49 AM
Any place that doesn't have us asking, "What Should Open Here?", in the near future
Gina Genti January 24, 2013 at 01:56 AM
BigIdeas January 24, 2013 at 03:26 AM
Royal Day Spa? Just kidding!!!!
Christian Gourdin January 24, 2013 at 12:06 PM
Wine bar
Kal Gullapalli January 24, 2013 at 12:36 PM
I second this idea. I'd love a specialty coffee shop in Malverne.
Lincoln Washington January 24, 2013 at 01:41 PM
Maybe a Whiskey Bar.
Heidi January 24, 2013 at 02:45 PM
I've been hoping so much for a specialty coffee/tea house that my husband has been suggesting I open it myself! Any backers? I used to bake for restaurants...
Heidi January 24, 2013 at 04:10 PM
Never mind everyone... Just spoke with the broker. Looks like an optical store may be going in. Oh joy! Another exciting shop for the former Mayberry.
An Old Friend January 24, 2013 at 05:21 PM
Where did she move her studio to?
Tara Conry (Editor) January 24, 2013 at 05:25 PM
The Web site says 73 Church St.
paul January 24, 2013 at 05:58 PM
To Heidi: Funny you have mentioned a coffee bar.. I am in pursuit of opening one in another area nearby... Just in its infancy stages... I have been to the Witches Brew and the Coffee Cup...... It may be a project I may go forward with......... Would have entertainment also on some days too.....
Hayley Kelch January 24, 2013 at 06:16 PM
A Starbucks-like coffee shop would do great. I also agree that the village needs a youth center that provides recreation for younger and older children. There are so many young families in the area that would utilize this type of facility!
Thomas Nathan January 24, 2013 at 06:31 PM
If these are such great ideas why don't one of you open them up then???
Gina Genti January 24, 2013 at 06:48 PM
Paul, I was just having this conversation with one of the Malverne merchants. For what it's worth we thought a coffee/tea house could do well in Malverne. I know I would frequent it and I think the older teens would really value a local place to socialize.
Clioscribe January 24, 2013 at 07:07 PM
PLEASE - if you don't find a spot in Malverne for this venture - find something not too far from us!!!
Heidi January 24, 2013 at 07:20 PM
Hi Paul, If you're interested in opening a place, and you'd like someone to help you. let me know. I have so many ideas and I'm awesome with desserts!
Heidi January 24, 2013 at 07:21 PM
Thomas: All I need is the money. I have the ideas and the talent!
paul January 24, 2013 at 09:32 PM
I will be going back to the SBA (small business administration) to see if it is still be feasible to go forward. Stay tuned....
paul January 24, 2013 at 09:38 PM
Is this correct? 450 sq. ft. property.??????? example: A box that is 450 sf would measure approx 21 feet by 21 feet.
Arena January 24, 2013 at 10:36 PM
What about a nice high end store like Mark, Fore, Stroke, Gucci or Coach ?????
phil from lynbrook January 25, 2013 at 02:33 AM
not enough foot traffic . also you would need out of area residents to have enough volume to be successful, Malverne is just too far out of the way for this type of business to be successful
phil from lynbrook January 25, 2013 at 02:41 AM
again with "Mayberry". It was an idealized,fictitious place.Malverne is a really nice town, but times and values are changing. Many good people still make it a nice place to live in, but really hard to maintain a "downtown" with so many options elsewhere.
Heidi January 25, 2013 at 03:20 AM
Hey Phil from Lynbrook - Of course I know Mayberry is fake. I still don't want a ninety-nine cent store here or some other place that will crap it up. Atlantic Avenue in Lynbrook managed to revive itself. I'd love to see the same happen in Malverne.
Todd Hundley January 25, 2013 at 09:16 PM
Does anyone here remember Java Joes? A "Specialty" coffee house, which it was hardly. Not it's the kickboxing center I believe. Java Joes was a dump.
Todd Hundley January 25, 2013 at 09:18 PM
The village should build a REC CENTER, on the parcel of land from the farm. Indoor basketball court(s), meeting rooms, etc.This has been talked about on end before. A Youth Center in that small shop is a waste of time & money.
phil from lynbrook January 26, 2013 at 12:50 AM
I agree Heidi
jk January 26, 2013 at 01:39 AM
I owned a tea shop for 18 months on Atlantic Ave in Lynbrook and am closing this weekend for good. ZERO interest from local residents..I also made fresh juice and protein shakes, and carried organic muffins, cookies and snacks. Turns out Lynbrook is a Dunkin Donuts, Starbucks and bagel shop town...(all 3 of those businesses are always packed here). Also 450 sq ft is very small..maybe would fit 3 or 4 tables and a small counter, hardly space for refrigeration/ freezers, sinks for washing etc. ..don't you guys have a coffee shop in the center of town..the one with the tables out front? I lived in Malverne as a child..used to walk to The Malverne Bakery with my Dad..(we lived on Broadway few houses down from fire house). Malverne has always been a sweet town. Very distinct and quant.


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