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Empty in New Hyde Park: Former Car Dealership

Tell us what you would like to see in the vacant lot.

Walk down Jericho Turnpike or Hillside Avenue these days and you will notice many desolate store fronts adorned with “For Rent” or “Available” signs, an indication of the hard times the area — and country — are facing.

Over the next few months, New Hyde Park Patch will spotlight these vacant properties to foster discussion in the community on what can, should and could be done to rehab these abandoned places.

Today we are featuring the former Chevrolet Dealership, located at 383 Jericho Tpke.

The car dealership has been vacant for a couple of years now with little interest in the lot. For a $30,000 per month price tag, renters get 25,040 sp. ft, single-story plus 16,000 sq. ft across the street on the North side of Jericho Turnpike.

Michael O’Brien of M.C. O’Brien Inc. said all Chevrolet Dealerships are closing down in the area, and he’s not sure what type of venue would be ideal for this spot.

What would you like to see there? A restaurant? A craft store? Another car dealership? Tell us in the comments. 

Joann Donahue January 18, 2012 at 11:54 AM
At 30k a month that bldg. Will continue to stay empty there is nothing you can put there that will generate that kind of money monthy to make it possable. Any business that goes there would have to make about 40k a month just to stay in business.
Henry J. Harden January 18, 2012 at 01:17 PM
And just think of all the rules & regulations you must put up with the village and town.
Ronnie Gavarian January 18, 2012 at 02:55 PM
That's correct Henry. With the onerous regulations, whether county-wide, state-wide, or federal-wise, no one can exist today in a retail business. Taxes, rents, stifling regulations and the cost of operating is ruining this country from the bottom up. Look at Jericho Turnpike, Hillside Avenue, Old Country Road and you'll see more and more "For Rent" signs then you've ever seen before. Just a sign of the times, if you ask me.
Ronnie Gavarian January 18, 2012 at 02:56 PM
In this political climate, I doubt anything would survive. You've have to be a multi-millionaire or crazy, or both, to invest in anything today. With interest rates at their lowest ever, no return on your money, people on fixed incomes, our economic situation is dire, at best.
Vanessa Canner January 18, 2012 at 04:06 PM
It is expensive--and unfortunate that so many lots are vacant in the neighborhood.
Ronnie Gavarian January 18, 2012 at 04:12 PM
Yes, very unfortunate. Because without the tax revenue from small businesses in the area, I wonder how local government is going to survive without raising personal property tax. Small business is the engine of every community. Combined with the internet taking away much of the retail sales today, it is hard for any brick and mortar store to survive, considering the burdensome costs of operating your own business today.
sallyv January 18, 2012 at 07:56 PM
keep voting for these dumb politicians we do have 1 in new hyde park .. richard nicolleo !! .. keep raising our taxes ,, we are the highest in the country what is our land full of gold ? , guality of service and people went down in nassau but school taxes and property taxes rise !!!! ask richard nicoletto our legilator with 4 pennsions how it works !!!! all politician are crooks ... but the tax payers pays !!. so those building will stay vacatant for a long long time ,,, when u see a legislatoe thank them !!! for nothing
sallyv January 18, 2012 at 07:57 PM
lower the school saleries to our teachers ! and principles ... we have more waste in goverment than anyone around !!! the president make 300, to run the country ,, our school offical make that for a town lol
Ronnie Gavarian January 18, 2012 at 08:06 PM
You're correct Sally. Yet every time a school budget comes up for a vote (I am in the Great Neck School District) the voters keep voting it in. Except for this year! Hooray, they woke up! The budget did not pass. Enough is enough. It has got to end somewhere. The value of our property has plummeted, our money is worthless. Have you been to the supermarket lately? You buy five things and it's fifty dollars! But our current government insists that there isn't inflation! They are a bunch of thieves, every last one of them. There may be an exception, here and there, but by and large, they are thieves. We have got to band together as a collective society and vote out the criminals. And get rid of those sweet deal pensions they all have. We struggle to just get by and we are the ones paying their lucrative benefits. There is a disconnect somewhere - we, the average people, making substantially less income than government employees, are paying their salaries and benefits. How much longer do you think we can sustain that type of system. I believe we see it coming to a head now. I hope so.
Ronnie Gavarian January 18, 2012 at 08:18 PM
I just clicked on the second picture in the article's heading, which is a letter from the realtor telling the specs of the property. The rent alone is $30,000 a month, but that's peanuts compared to the real estate taxes which are $95,000 a year. Crushing figures for an entrepreneur. This means you have to do $455,000 a year in business in order to start cutting a profit. So when you factor in insurance, untility costs (which are also sky high), payroll, merchandise, fees, etc. you are essentially operating at a loss or breaking even. The more I see of Nassau County the less I like it. It is not conducive to business. Where are the incentives to do business? Where? I would love for a country official, to try to survive on his own in Nassau County. Their offices are paid for by taxpayer dollars, so no hardship for them. How about if they have to pay for their own office space, out of their own pockets. You'd see rates go down fast for sure.
sallyv January 18, 2012 at 10:41 PM
ronnie you are correct ,, rember these words ... "show me a poor politician and i show you an honest one !!" they take care of them selves ... nhp is little india , the average american has to leave ,, why ,, because the taxes are going threw the roof ,,, again mr richard nicollelo ,,, "4 pension crook" thank you and every nassau legislator ... wake up people they are screwing us to a point of no return !!!
sallyv January 18, 2012 at 10:44 PM
abd ronnie about voting budget down hahaha ,, it you vote it down they impliment and emergecu budget ,, u are only fighting for a small percentage ,,,, you see what they want and what they get if it fails !!! wait read if it fails the teachers dont suffer , us tax payers do,, no foot ball or extra activity for our kids !!! they suck !! big moose balls
Ronnie Gavarian January 19, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Big Moose Balls! I like it! Very apt description.

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