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Empty in New Hyde Park: Former Jericho Pet Store

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

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 start with the former Pets of New Hyde Park on Jericho Turnpike, which used to sell puppies, kittens, exotic pets, reptiles, fish and supplies.

The Pet store has been vacant for a couple of years now without any sign of renovation. For a $23,836 per month price tag ($14 NET), renters get 15,000 square feet ground and 15,000 square feet above office space.

Floral Management Realty Corporation says the space is ideal for something like a Checkers Drive-In Restaurant.

What would you like to see there? A burger joint? Another pet store? Tell us in the comments. 

Diane Vitiello January 11, 2012 at 05:35 AM
Michaels craft store
Bruce Miller January 14, 2012 at 03:53 AM
A good sports bar that serves Real good Buffalo- style hot wings! Hey, how 'bout a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant? Don't have that anywhere near here. Or how 'bout a nice wine bar ? Or a good tapas restaurant? Just NOT another CVS or Rite-Aid, or Eckard. Nor, not another bank. New Hyde Park seems to be the town of the 1,000 banks, and CVSs
Vanessa Canner January 17, 2012 at 07:59 PM
A Michael's or other type of craft store would fit nicely in that spot.....so would a wine bar. I like that idea.
Dina January 18, 2012 at 01:00 AM
We all know how a White Castle burger hits the spot sometimes; our problem is we need to drive too far to get one. This would be a great spot for a Whitey's!

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