Take a drive down Middle Neck Road from the Plaza to Great Neck Village and you will notice empty storefronts adorned with "For Rent" signs, a possible indication of the hard economic times the area — and country — are facing.
Over the next few months, Great Neck Patch will spotlight these empty properties to foster discussion in the community on what can, should and could be done to rehab some of these these abandoned places.
Last week Patch focused on the vacant Bruce's Bakery location, this week's property is the former Kings Point Service Center at 788 Middle Neck Road in Great Neck Village which has sat vacant for several years.
The Village of Great Neck Board of Zoning Appeals is currently reviewing a proposal by 7-Eleven to construct a convenience store at the site. The discussion has been adjourned until Oct. 4.
Several residents at a Village Board meeting Sept. 18 expressed opposition to the proposed 7-Eleven due to the possible 24/7 operation of the store which they said would possibly increase, traffic, noise and crime to the area.
The addition of the store could help stimulate business at an otherwise dead spot at the corner of Middle Neck and Steamboat roads.
The asking price for the 16,950-square-foot lot is $880,000, according to cbreexxonproperties.com.
What do you think should go here? Is 7-Eleven a good fit for this spot? Let us know in the comments section.