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Poll: What Should Fill Purple Passage Site?

Share your thoughts in our poll and in the comments section!

The former site, located next to Starbucks on the South Moger Avenue promenade in Mount Kisco, has been vacant for more than a year now.

The storefront is both large and notable for its downtown location, especially given its proximity to several of the village's large stores.

What would you like to see move in? Personally, I'd like to see a bigger Starbucks, with more seating and outlets.For this poll, I've added choices that have been raised in general for Mount Kisco, including a bookstore to replace Borders or an Apple Store.

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Jeff Kent December 13, 2011 at 06:15 PM
Record Store
Tom Auchterlonie (Editor) December 13, 2011 at 06:19 PM
I think that could work if it specializes in vinyl and vintage equipment.
Jeff Kent December 13, 2011 at 06:27 PM
I'll open one if someone wants to give me a boat load of cash to get it started...
Dr.SusanRubin December 13, 2011 at 11:43 PM
another vacant space in mt. kisco? hopefully rents will drop a bit to help enable a small merchant to get their foot in the door.
Jeff Kent December 14, 2011 at 01:55 AM
unlikely
Sarah December 14, 2011 at 02:28 PM
Maria Colaco Curry (@mariacolaco) and I were at Flying Pig last night, and learned from various residents that there are MANY more businesses that are headed out because of unreasonable rents or rent increases (Flying Pig included). Annie Sez, Anne Taylor and Gap are on the list. If big box retailers can't afford the rents in this town, there is zero hope for small businesses. That is not the kind of town I want to live in. There seem to be about 3 or so major landlords in this town that control most of the commercial leasing space. They are driving commerce and community away from Mount Kisco, at a time when a strong community is crucial. We propose that concerned residents and store owners band together and say "enough is enough." Whether this is in the form of an Occupy Main Street organization, or a gathering at the next town hall meeting to share our concerns, it's time for us to take a stand! Please join us on Twitter under the hashtag #westchat to discuss this topic and share your opinions or ideas. Thanks, Sarah O'Grady, Mount Kisco resident (@westchesterlife)
Jeff Kent December 14, 2011 at 02:37 PM
The Flying Pig is owned by a Billionaire (the .1%). If they can't afford to stay open, then who can. Wouldn't these landlord rather be getting Something for their properties rather than Nothing while they sit vacant? Or do they write it all off as a tax loss and not really care? What (if anything) can Mount Kisco do about it? We can Occupy all we want, but if the town is powerless to change anything, what's the point? Pretty soon 'The Commercial Hub of Northern Westchester' is going to be a ghost town with 12 banks, 3 CVS and a target.
Dr.SusanRubin December 14, 2011 at 09:55 PM
Maybe we can have some fun like what they did in New Orleans. Put stickers on vacant buildings. http://candychang.com/i-wish-this-was/ It sure is sad to watch suburbia slide. But it already IS a lot worse in other parts of the country. We've just been insulated from it for a while.
BLU January 21, 2013 at 07:51 PM
I think Mt. Kisco needs more retail. NOT ANOTHER BANK....Westport CT. has nice restaurants and nice stores for shopping TRY TO COPY THAT

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