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 the former Village Stationary. The storefront was first built in 1945 and today the 1,400 square foot store and basement is available for rent at $2,200 per month.
It sits right off Conklin Street, next to and the former
Keller Williams Realty is in charge of the property and lists it as "an ideal location for business, high visibility, great store front with ample parking located in the heart of the the village, a short distance to the LIRR with traffic galore."
Do you miss Village Stationary? What do you want to go there on Main Street? Tell us in the comments.