Last month's . One of the reasons the improvement was tiny and not terrific is the closing of businesses. Although , a scenic trip down Jericho Turnpike involves a lot of For Sale and Office Space signs.
Syosset Patch will be highlighting those empty buildings in the neighborhood, asking our readers what should replace it.
This week, we're looking at the former Syosset Ford dealership.
Vacant since April 2011, the 3.04 acre property at 240 Jericho Turnpike lies next door to the Muttontown Plaza. The large structure, which still bears the shadow of the former business' logo, has 30,000 interior square feet and a parking lot large enough to fit a whopping 600 cars.
According to NAI Long Island, the realty company responsible for the property, the former car dealership is slated to be "redeveloped as [an approximately] 30,000 square foot shopping center by expanding its current footprint by 8,000 square feet."
What do you think of the plan for the former Syosset Ford dealership? What kinds of stores and establishments would you like to see on the property? If you have an idea, are a neighbor who has seen some action on the property, or a realtor with information, tell us in the comments, on Facebook or tweet us @SyossetPatch.