In this week's , Patch asked readers what renovations they would like to see on Patchogue's Main Street should the Village win the $250,000 New York Main Street grant that they applied for.
Below are some reader reactions. Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments section below.
I'd like a toy store/gift shop. Where the wrapping is included. Colonial shop is great for a newborn or infant. But for a Bday party. We need a shop. I don't like the coffee at Roast so, somewhere to get better coffee. A small ride for the kids could be cute. This is unrealistic but I wish stores opened earlier. I like to do errands early.
BTW the stores on the corner of River and Main across from the gas station look good. They did a nice job. Looking foward to seeing them fill.
Well it's called The Colony Shop - not Colonial Shop, and they've got clothes for babies & children. And although a toy store would be nice, you could give clothes for birthday presents too, just saying.
Roast's coffee is excellent, and seeing as they were voted the Best Coffee House on Long Island, it's safe to say you're in the minority with your opinion about their coffee - so don't count on a new coffee shop opening up anytime soon.
But most importantly, the Village applied for a grant to do RENOVATIONS to Main Street - pavers, lighting, sidewalks, facade improvements - not to open up a new business on Main Street.
The Colony shop is very nice for a gift and I have shop there, but I'm talking about a toy store as a nice addition. I find the coffee at roast bitter. But what do I know???
I'm sorry to hear you find the coffee at Roast bitter. As one of the owners and a coffee fanatic I always want to make sure everyone is getting an amazing cup of coffee.
We regularly get different beans in from all over the world and roast them as single origin coffees so that the differences of each bean can be experienced. We just got in a bunch of beans from Maui and if your looking for something with little bitterness I'd recommend the Maui Yellow Caturra.
Everyone tastes bitter differently and for those who are sensitive to it (I'm not at all) I'd recommend using a brewing method such as the Chemex, which reduces the bitterness of the brew as it passes through it's filter. We can brew a Chemex for you in the shop.
I'd also recommend giving Queen City Cupcakes a try. I think they are a fantastic shop and a great addition to Patchogue. The more shopping in Patchogue, the better for all of us.
Thank you for all that info. The shop looks great and the kids love to get a Choc. Milk. Be well.
I think we should put stop signs on river road by the train tracks, every time I try to make a turn from the street that Harbor crab is on I watch as people almost get creamed by a speeding car who's driver isn't paying attention, this is big especially in the summer when people are all driving to the bars.
Perhaps some type of public space featuring the works of local artists or Patchogue from a historical perspective. A destination on Main Street that can unite people instead of dividing them.
We need to fill the empty store fronts and also plant more trees. All the For Rent signs are disturbing. This place is becoming a concrete jungle. We need more green space. How about a town square. No more condos or town homes. We need a good bakery and book store and a good sit down deli. A variety or general store too would be great. The new candy store on Main looks good kudos to them. The Chamber of Commerce is doing the best job they can considering all the overdevelopment all over the place.
We've had a new cupcake shop, a sushi restaurant, a health food store and a candy shop open up in the last year, I can't think of a downtown on Long Island that's had MORE success than Patchogue.
Green space in addition to the Garden Club's community gardens on South Ocean would be nice -- there's a public square included in the Tritec project.
And I agree - a bakery and a general store would be great (I like the Bagel Place/Deli on South Ocean and Side Street Books is great!) -- but the grant the Village applied for was for RENOVATIONS to Main Street (lighting, sidewalks, benches, etc.) not to open a new business.
I suggest a real park for Marcelo Lucero. Grass, trees, seating, a small playground.
If you want a park, we should build a park for any and all deceased members of the military not an illegal immigrant!!!
how about a nice boutique hotel like hotel indigo. lol ;)