Wednesday, February 18, 2009

BARNES AND NOBLES BUILDING (SPOOKYTOWN) HAS BEEN LEASED--WILL BE REPAINTED

The property owner of the former Barnes and Noble building (Spookytown) has notified the Building Department that the space has been leased to a seasonal furniture store and will be repainted once the weather warms enough for exterior painting to take place. This building has been empty for a number of years.
This is great news for the town –highlights the fact that Central Ave is coming back to life. A new Starbucks is being constructed across the street from Barnes & Nobles…a new restaurant (Banzai) will be built at the site of the former Carvel property.
E Hartsdale Ave is also experiencing some good news –for the first time in memory all the stores on the avenue are rented. There is a new clothing store, a new bank is about to open up. Frankie & Fanucci’s Restaurant will replace Lia’s and Masala Kraft (an Indian Restaurant) will be opening soon.

5 comments:

hal samis said...

"The property owner of the former Barnes and Noble building (Spookytown) has notified the Building Department that the space has been leased to a SEASONAL furniture store and will be repainted once the weather warms enough for exterior painting to take place. This building has been empty for a number of years."

Question for Mr. Feiner:
Does this mean that the store is rented year round (see SEASONAL above) or to a store which sells lawn and pool furniture? If my between the lines reading is correct, then this means we can not only enjoy this post but a new one next fall when news will be forthcoming that the store has been leased to a store selling Halloween costumes (i.e Spookytown) and will be repainted.

Which version is correct?

Anonymous said...

"highlights the fact that Central Ave is coming back to life"

Hopefully the town will choose to maintain the roadway, the sewer grates, the median strips, etc. No one wants to open a business on a street with litter and weeds.

Anonymous said...

Heah, lets not insult all of Central Avenue - the parts in Yonkers and White Plains are fine.

Anonymous said...

True, Yonkers definitely shows care for its Central Ave commercial strip. It's always baffled me why Greenburgh opts to let ours look so nasty.

Anonymous said...

Our "green" supervisor does not allow for weed killer to be applied to the street medians.
Unfortunately, he does not require our DPW to do anything else to them either.

Do you wonder that it only really effects Edgemont & Hartsdale and why? He hates TOV outside of Fairview, that why.

Highest tax rates in the entire country and we're paying this joker to spend his time thinking up ways to further his dimming career.

Someone please! Step up! This is your chance! 150K ++ perks.