Empty in Farmingdale: Former Manila Market

Tell us what you want on the vacant property.

Walk down Main Street or drive down Route 110 and Hempstead Turnpike and you will notice many boarded up storefronts adorned with "For Rent" signs, an indication of the hard times the area -- and country -- are facing.

The Village of Farmingdale mayor and board of trustees  they hope will  and fill the empty sites with businesses and housing.

Over the next few months, Farmingdale Patch will spotlight these vacant properties to foster discussion in the community on what can, should and could be done to rehab these abandoned places.

This week's property is 291 Main Street, next to  Hibachi Steakhouse. It is the former home of the Manila Market grocery store, which closed about a year ago. Jet Communications also used to call the location home. Now, it's available. $1,800 gets you 1200 square feet. Call 347-247-3286 to speak to the property owner.

What would you like to see there? Tell us in the comments

john publi April 26, 2012 at 11:34 PM
what i would like to see in the Village of Farmingdale is more understanding of what is going on in today's economy. I have received 2 tickets while parked legally in the town. One was for expired inspection, i went out the next day and got the inspection, sent it in and received notice that there is no grace period. Well there is everywhere else, so I now avoid the town at all costs. I hope the $50 dollar fine was worth it.
TD182 April 27, 2012 at 11:47 AM
John is absolutely right, we are business owners in this village and I am constantly receiving tickets not only on my car but on my customers cars also. I am forced to pay their tickets or loose them as customers. It is ludacris the thousands of dollars I fork out every year for parking tickets.
John Cascarino July 23, 2012 at 09:54 PM
High John: Welcome to the Farmingdale Villiage. Man made rules to suck your money out of your wallets and into a economy watched by no one. Someone's pockets. lol I to and some of the local customers received tickets that were unfair by our wonderful villiage. Good luck and i am sorry that you will not come back to the villiage. More customers lost to our wonderful villiage..
John Cascarino July 23, 2012 at 09:57 PM
I know what you are going through. the villiage is a joke to say the least. two faces and more. I to pay a lot for tickets. Working with the villiage is a joke and you have to learn to fill pockets up to get what you want. Great world we live in. If you have any idea how much i spent in the villiage to get what i need your head will spin! And the hands are still out!! Good luck..


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