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Tell Us: Syosset Ford Replacement

What do you think of the planned shopping center at the old Syosset Ford?

News broke on Patch Friday that the first of many prospective tenants had signed on at the proposed retail center replacing Syosset Ford.

According to Dennis McCoy, a realtor at NAI Long Island Real Estate, the contraction will hopefully break ground within the next three months. The former Syosset Ford -- vacant for nearly two years -- will be reconstructed into a

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Residents reacted to the plans in an earlier story with mostly high hopes for the new place.

"I'm all for developing all the vacant properties into appropriate businesses making the Cerro notion even less of an attractive one (if that is even possible)," wrote iris.

"Prime real estate for prime shopping and restaurants!!!!! Awesome. I can't wait until it opens!!!" reacted Anthony Fulgieri.

Others thought the project should proceed with caution.

"I really don't think we need more potentially empty storefronts," said Tricia Shannon.

What do you think about the new plans for Syosset Ford? Are you looking forward to a replacement for the long-vacant spot? Are you cautious about the idea because of the economy? Tell us in the comments!

Papa Tom January 08, 2013 at 11:15 PM
The rumor floating around about a year ago was that Applebee's had been looking at this space. If a restaurant of this type were to open here, I'd be glad to see some life at that end of the Turnpike again; however, I'd also be disappointed that a space suitable for a local entrepreneur's lifelong vision would be sucked up by yet another mediocre big box restaurant.
Rob January 09, 2013 at 12:56 PM
I would love to see a Carrabba's open up here. I've been to the one in Smithtown and also a few that are out of state. Great place to eat! http://www.carrabbas.com/Locator/details/smithtown-new-york
Grifhunter January 09, 2013 at 09:31 PM
No crappy chain eateries with their fresh out of the freezer truck food.
Rob January 10, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Carrabba's is a corporate owned chain. No franchise. Great food
Papa Tom January 11, 2013 at 06:28 PM
But isn't that all that's left?
Papa Tom January 13, 2013 at 10:43 PM
By the way, of all the chain restaurants in that category, Carrabba's Italian Grill is among the best I have tried. Of course, I'd rather see a local kid with a dream open up here and establish a new Syosset tradition that sticks around for a while.

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