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Replacing Associated in Malverne

What should open up in this soon-to-be vacant supermarket?

Update: July 17, 2012 at 12:10 p.m. Associated supermarket will not be leaving Malverne afterall. Carlos Pichardo, one of the managers of the Hempstead Avenue store, notified Patch Tuesday afternoon that the management team met this morning and decided to reverse the decision to shut down the business. Click herefor the story.

Original Story:

Malverne will when closes down this week, perhaps as early as Wednesday.

The grocery store's depature will leave Malverne's small business district with a large void. For decades, this commercial space has served as a supermarket. (Many may recall that before it was Associated, C-Town was here.) Do you think another supermarket would fare better or does Malverne need a different type of business? 

What do you think should fill this soon-to-be vacant space on Hempstead Avenue?

Vote in the poll or use the commenting feature below to offer your suggestions.

Gina Genti July 17, 2012 at 02:41 PM
How about the village takes out a long term lease and renovates inside for a recreation center and then takes the Grossmans space and makes it into an outdoor recreation space for sports like bocci, tetherball, chess, miniature golf, etc. The community really cries out for a center that allows our seniors and children a place to socialize that's safe and close to home.
Patrick Farrell July 17, 2012 at 02:56 PM
A high-end strip club would be ideally suited for this location. There is a lot of parking and it would liven up the community as well as provide good paying jobs for girls.
John Coyle July 17, 2012 at 04:19 PM
There have always been rumors of trader joe's. Ive never been to one, but have only heard good things.
Tara Conry July 17, 2012 at 04:43 PM
UPDATE: Associated supermarket in Malverne will stay in business http://patch.com/A-whp5
C. Drabik July 17, 2012 at 05:22 PM
The present owners took some good steps to improve on what was there. They are important for the village as they are available for basic groceries long after the local shops have closed for the day/week. I suggest they invest in some better quality stock (perhaps offer a specialty line of organic meats and dairy products) and be consistent with what they offer in the basics.

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