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Who Should Bail Out This Former Bank Spot? [Empty in Port Jefferson]

Empty bank on West Broadway remains vacant and off the market.

This former bank needs help. It sits right in the Brookhaven Town docks parking lot, adjacent to the Port Jefferson Ferry at 116 West Main Street, and remains vacant and boarded up with seemingly no prospects in sight.

It borders the Town’s war memorial park on the west and is neighbor to the building on the east side.

The 2,000 square foot brick house still looks to be in decent shape from the outside but it has seen better days and hasn’t been occupied for a long while. According to LoopNet.com, the property offers fenced in off-street parking and taxes will run about $2,500 per year.

A street view photo of the building on Google Maps shows that the building was once listed with Jack O’Connor at Newmark Knight Frank but the sign is gone and according to LoopNet.com the property is off the market.

Assuming no one has snatched it up already, who do you think should buy the property? The village may not need another but what would you like to see in that spot?

Sandra Swenk April 14, 2012 at 12:56 PM
The old brick building on Broadway was the home of the Suffolk County Water Authority for many years. The Village of port Jefferson missed the boat when the property became available several administrations ago during Bob Strong's terms as Mayor. This was prior to the reconstruction of the Mobil Oil building and creation of harborfront parkland. At that time, the Village needed space for parks and recreation offices and staff. What a perfect location for an adjunct to Village Hall.
Lon Cohen April 14, 2012 at 01:19 PM
Thanks for the info.
Lon Cohen April 14, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Great background info Sandra. Thank you.
John W Kelsch Sr October 18, 2013 at 02:32 PM
I would imagine the mayor and administration would like to see in my opinion, a Burger King, a Wendys or a High Rise tenement like apartment at least 5 stories high with 2 levels of parking.

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