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Empty in Farmingdale: Village Stationary

Tell us what you want in the vacant storefront.

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.

Jason Molinet February 07, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Nothing like a good stationary store.
James M. February 07, 2012 at 06:29 PM
Admittedly, never went in because the place looked like a dump from the outside. Could someone define what a Stationary store is in today's day and age? Cards we can get at CVS down the street. Party supplies we can go to Party City. So what does a Stationary Store provide?
Concerned taxpayer February 07, 2012 at 08:21 PM
That it lasted as long as it did is amazing. As James stated, we no longer need these small size/big price mom and pops anymore. Staples, CVS, Party City, et al, have a better selection, equal or lower prices (on sale, rebates,etc.) and don't have the parking problems.
Susan February 08, 2012 at 01:27 PM
A coffee shop like Java room used to be. I miss that place!
Amanda Fiscina February 08, 2012 at 01:30 PM
We agree Susan. Main Street could really use a coffee shop that's not Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts. When did the Java Room close?
Susan February 08, 2012 at 01:40 PM
About two years ago I would have to say. Thanks Amanda for running the Patch :)
Susan February 08, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I also heard there used to be a wine and cheese place years ago. I would like that also. We need more places where people can gather on Main Street. I really hope the economy turns around soon, I would love to see Main Street thrive again, with every property filled!
Pam Robinson (Editor) April 13, 2012 at 12:22 AM
I don't think I could trust a stationery store that didn't spell its name correctly.

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