Vacancies: What Should Go Between Norm's and the American-Latino Deli?

Put aside all the rules and regulations — we're asking you what type of establishment would make the most sense in that spot?

Let's call this a modern spin on community planning — Patch's version of a charette, a digital drawing board where all ideas are on the table.

Each week we'll present a new vacant space or property and ask you to tell us what you think would be the best use. Forget what zone it's in, ignore setback regulations, dump lot coverage rules and all the other zoning jargon that puts most people to sleep. If you had your way, what would you like to see there? What would be the best use for the community?

We launch this new weekly series by featuring the now vacant space at 867 Route 22 in Brewster, the former home of The Salon for Hair & Nails.

According to the Village of Brewster Planning Board, it's been less than six months since the salon packed up and vacated. At least three eateries, including the recently-opened , sit within a few hundred feet of the storefront, and a gas station stands across the street. 

So, we want to know: What would you like to see move in to the storefront?

About this column: In highlighting vacant buildings in Southeast and Brewster, we aim to help residents take a proactive role in planning and building their community. We'll take your feedback to public officials and property owners, to inform their decisions about future uses. Know of a vacant building we should highlight? Email Ashley.Tarr@patch.com.

Shecky Neuberger December 09, 2011 at 12:45 PM
David Heer's ChromaFunkyCards.com It was a great store when it was across from the train station and David is a friend of the Village.
Ashley Tarr December 09, 2011 at 12:59 PM
Just checked out the site, Shecky — looks pretty unique and interesting. I was also thinking a gift shop of sorts (maybe something that includes toys, cards and other trinkets) would work well there.
Elizabeth R. Apgar Triano December 09, 2011 at 04:21 PM
@Rich you know there's a nice angler shop in Pawling, not so far away? I forget what it's called though.
Rose Aglieco December 24, 2011 at 01:36 AM
How about an indoor farmers market?
lillian philbin November 11, 2012 at 12:46 PM
In addition to cards, we need a good collection of newspapers and magazines, not just area stuff.


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