What Should Replace Mt. Kisco's Victoria's Secret [POLL]

Vacancy opens up prime real estate on South Moger Avenue.

After suffering flood damage from Tropical Storm Irene, opted to pull out of its Mount Kisco location, leaving a notable vacancy at 49 South Moger Avenue.

The space offers new business to open up in a prominent space, right along the one of the village's major retail corridors. For a mid-size retail business, there are many possibilities.

Personally, I think the space could do well with a restaurant, with a unique cuisine that Mount Kisco doesn't have yet or something popular that we could use more of. A small clothing store would be nice. Think about something like Family Britches or Squires in Chappaqua. Or, given , a niche bookstore.

What do you think could fit in? Let us know in the comments section!

Dr.SusanRubin November 28, 2011 at 09:27 PM
That's great news that Victoria's Secret will not be returning. Hopefully the owner of that building cares about the town enough to rent it out to a local merchant at a fair price instead of another giant corporation.
Tom Auchterlonie (Editor) November 28, 2011 at 09:40 PM
Susan, what type of store would you like to see move in?
Dr.SusanRubin November 28, 2011 at 10:29 PM
In a perfect world, I'd love to see a store that sells items that are sustainably sourced/ fair trade along with items made by local cooks and crafts people along with pre-owned books about food, health and gardening in good condition. One that and donates a % to local charities, similar to Connie's Bakery. I can dream can't I?
Lisa Buchman (Editor) November 28, 2011 at 11:31 PM
I second Susan's idea!
Mariano Karesty November 29, 2011 at 03:08 AM
The first Victoria Secret stores outside North America opened in Bahrain, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates, although these are franchise stores owned and operated by M.H. Alshaya Co primarily offering beauty and branded accessory products. http://washington-dc-post.blogspot.com/2011/11/victorias-secret.html
phyllis sattler November 30, 2011 at 06:16 AM
A book store similar to the Second Story store that closed not too long ago in Chappaqua. OR a thrift shop. A cool one like Beacon's Closet in Brooklyn. OR an affordable burger place for families. Some place where a family can eat burgers ( or turkey or veggie burgers) for under $100. Nothing fancy. But not horrible either.
phyllis sattler November 30, 2011 at 06:22 AM
PS I like Susan's idea as well. But crafts and things that the local person can afford so we can in fact support the local business. Aurora in Chappaqua is a good example of this. Well some of this.
Dr.SusanRubin November 30, 2011 at 01:32 PM
While I like the concept behind Aurora, it is one the expensive side. I for one cannot afford to shop there regularly. This boils down to the core problem: building owners care about one thing $$$$. They are not concerned about what the town turns into. This is why there are so many "mall" type national chain stores in Mt.Kisco now. When you spend your money in those stores, it leaves your community.
phyllis sattler November 30, 2011 at 03:40 PM
I don't shop anywhere regularly because I can't afford anything in this area. Not even the restaurants. Auroroa I visit on occasion if I'm in that area. Believe me I am not a regular. It's doable otherwise I'd never enter the doors. My point is: we need to bring in affordable,useful places for the hanging-on middle class. I can't shop anywhere local I don't want to pay a marked up cost to help pay the shopkeepers ridiculous rent. And it's too bad because I would love to. It's getting to be too normal to see empty shops. BTW I live in Bedford Hills. Have you been to any of the ridiculous shops here? Like James or the new market. The people who live here can't even shop in our own town. Am I the only one who finds that insane?
Dr.SusanRubin November 30, 2011 at 09:52 PM
Phyllis, I find it equally insane. I rarely shop too. My town, chappaqua, is filled with nail salons, dry cleaners and real estate offices and jewelry stores. Pleasantville is not far from me, it has a great book store and a nice indy coffee shop, The Black Cow. that's where I go.
Marmalade December 01, 2011 at 05:11 PM
Need to chime in here that Marmalade in Chappaqua is a gift store offering ALL kinds of gifts, furniture, and accessories and the majority of our prices are all between $24 and $48. Yes, we have some higher priced items but the bulk of our stock is within the $24-$48 area. I'm my own landlord so I can keep things reasonable. We also offer a yoga studio for adults and ballet for kids. Please come visit us and introduce yourself to me, I'd love to meet all of you.
Mike A December 13, 2011 at 07:01 PM
How about a dollor general store or a 5 and 10 so the people above will stop crying about the prices or the above can chip-in and buy the property from the owner and tear it down so they don't have to worry whats could go in there!!!
Dr.SusanRubin December 15, 2011 at 03:30 AM
my prediction: it will all stay empty for a long long time.
Tom Auchterlonie (Editor) December 15, 2011 at 04:22 PM
Depends on whether there is a market for tenants. The building's landlord, Friendland Properties, wants $500,000 annually for the space: http://friedlandproperties.com/listing-detail.cfm?LID=184
Bill May 05, 2013 at 01:20 AM
Since it is still empty, I guess you were right. The current asking price is $13.3k per month. Was it really $40k/month when you posted your reply a year and a half ago, Tom?


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