In the first of a continuing series, “Visions for Vacancies,” Patchogue Patch will feature vacant storefronts and seek input from readers as to the type of business they would like to see fill the empty location.
We start with the obvious...the Four Corners and vacant Swezey's building.
The Patchogue community has been abuzz for months over the $100 million New Village plan to build 291-apartments, 46,000 square feet of retail space and 18,000 square feet of office space at the location of the vacated Swezey's in Patchogue.
The store, formally an anchor of the intersection of Main Street and South Ocean Avenue otherwise known as the Four Corners, closed in 2003 and has remained empty.
Since then the location has been bought by Tritec Real Estate Company, had , one of which was , with a preventing the plan's construction. This has led to the New Village plan becoming the biggest issue between the two political parties in next month's Village election.
Some residents have cited the as the dealbreaker. Others the plan believing that more housing will keep younger people in Patchogue.
If the economy were not an issue, and you could have whatever you wanted in the location of the former Swezey's store, what would you want to see? More housing? More shopping? A hotel? Or perhaps nothing at all?
Sound off in the comments.