Broadway is dark tonight, but it may get a little brighter if all goes according to the latest plan for the former Mangrove Feather building.
A local developer is reportedly interested in building a hotel on the property, known among locals as "the feather building," located just north of the train tracks. Details are limited at this point, but the hotel would likely have a 1940s look to it, and add two stories for parking spaces.
"We're at the listening stage," said Lynbrook Mayor Bill Hendrick. "I think it would be good for residents if we can work it out."
One man who can't stand looking at vacant commercial property in Lynbrook is Bill Gaylor, owner of Lyn Gift Shop on Atlantic Avenue and president of the Lynbrook Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber president said he hasn't yet seen a formal proposal for a hotel, but maintained that "anything that goes in there would be an improvement."
"Having that building in Lynbrook in the condition that it is in is inexcusable," Gaylor said. "It makes us look like we're some sort of run-down community, and I really don't believe the owner is doing his fair share to keep the building looking even reasonably nice."
Patch will continue to provide updates as they become available.