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Hong Market in Need of a Fresh Start [Empty in Nesconset]

Former store on the corner of Smithtown Boulevard and Chestnut Street has been boarded up and abandoned for years.

A boarded up market on the corner of Smithtown Boulevard and Chestnut Street in Nesconset lies abandoned, its broken concrete yard a stark constrast to its surroundings. 

A 5-foot fence cuts off the former Hong Market from its surrounding commercial businesses and residential homes. Aged wooden boards cover the windows and doors with rusted metal fixtures give the building a shabby appearance. 

The former Hong Market in Nesconset is an abandoned commercial property that is quickly gaining attention - for all the wrong reasons. Town of Smithtown officials added the parcel to its in June 2011.  

Under the new laws, the property owner(s) will be contacted to clean up the area. Those properties that are not brought into compliance with town codes can face fines ranging from $3,000 to $5,000. 

Do you remember when this property was Hong Market? Did you shop here? 

Patch readers, what do you think would be a good use of this property? Should it be used for residential housing or a new local store? 

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