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Vacant Malverne Office - What Should Open Here? [POLL]

Tell us what type of business you'd like to see utilize this space.

Compared to neighboring communities, Malverne's business district appears to be doing well in this slow economy. In the past 12 months, and, which will replace a mostly empty building.

opened up and moved into a bigger building, thereby reducing the number of vacant storefronts in the village. To date, there are only a handful of commercial properties in the village bearing "For Rent" signs, but considering the size of Malverne's downtown, each vacancy carries more weight than it would it larger business districts.

Vacancies can have detrimental effects on neighboring stores, community morale, property owners, banks and ofcourse, taxpayers. That's why Patch continues to bring attention to these properties in our series "Empty in Malverne-West Hempstead."

If you drive down Broadway, you may not notice this empty storefront next to The roughly 600-sq. ft. office space in this building, which dates back to 1913, is for rent though. According to , it's currently listed for $975 per month. The taxes are currently $12,403, but the tenant would only be responsible for paying one third of whatever the tax increase is after the first year, explained Keith Thomas.* The rent also includes heat, one parking space and quick access to the Long Island Railroad, as the Malverne train station is just across the street.

What would you like to see open in this location? Is there something missing in the village that you think could would be perfect for this commercial space? Vote in our poll or post your thougts in the comments section below.

Paul Brandel February 08, 2012 at 04:07 PM
An auto parts store.
Peter Robideau February 08, 2012 at 04:55 PM
Is the total rental price $975 per month PLUS the taxes?
Tara Conry (Editor) February 08, 2012 at 05:17 PM
@Peter. No, they would pay the $975 per month and none of the taxes the first year. After that first year, they would be responsible for 1/3 of the tax escalation. ie. if the taxes went up $600 they would pay $200. I added a statement in the article to clarify this.
Gloria Runo February 09, 2012 at 01:51 PM
How about an ice cream parlor, Ben's Deli, a bagel store or a kosher restaurant ?
Gloria Runo February 09, 2012 at 01:53 PM
How about an ice crean parlor, Bens Deli, a Bagel store or a kosher restaurant ? What do you think?
Shirla Coil February 09, 2012 at 05:37 PM
What an upscale deli with coffee, latte', deli sandwhichs, pastries, protein fruit smoothies, etc.
Tara Conry (Editor) February 09, 2012 at 07:35 PM
I think a small coffee place with a few tables or comfy chairs ( and free wifi) would be nice. We have Scooops ice cream parlor, two delis and Malverne Bagel store already, so this would be something different.
Billy Breuer February 10, 2012 at 03:14 AM
Well it better not be more "adult entertainment"! This town will be ruined soon, with all these rotten kids, what with their hot rods, rock and roll music, dancing and restaurants!!
John McKenna June 22, 2012 at 06:59 PM
Tara, in reference to the rent--does that mean the second year rent would be $200 or $1175 ($975 plus the additional $200)?

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