The loss of has left downtown Mount Kisco with a huge vacancy, in one of the most prominent locations. As a result, what was once a regional hangout and hub is a hulking shell.
Yet despite the massive void, the vacancy at 162 E. Main St. presents opportunities to think about what could come in next. At 22,000 square feet, there are many possibilities, either through subdividing the place or renting it out to a new big-name tenant.
Because it's adjacent to a good sized village-owned parking lot, the building is well suited for a large enterprise or smaller stores that could gain followings. Right now, that lot's parked traffic fluctuates, anywhere from ghost town levels to somewhat filled.
Local blogger and Mount Kisco resident Sarah O'Grady has some interesting ideas. Among her recent suggestions were a Vietnamese restaurant, a roller derby, and - I think this is unlikely but would be nice - another bookstore. Personally, I'd like to see an Apple store come in and I think that Northern Westchester residents would be well served with one, rather than driving to Danbury or White Plains.
What ideas do you have for the site? What's something that Mount Kisco, and Northern Westchester for that matter, could use that isn't around already?