Hauppauge has very little local retail space. Store owners jockey for the best storefront in the Hauppauge Shopping Center off Route 347 or along Route 111/Townline Road.
Yet one of the newest retail buildings stands alone, empty and vacant for nearly a year.
The former Blockbuster building on Route 111 has been empty for almost a year since the chain's bankruptcy forced stores to close. Multiple signs reading "retail space for lease" are posted on its large glass windows.
The location is difficult to reach. Its parking lot is located off an awkward traffic light where Route 111/Wheeler Road shortly before the main intersection with Route 347.
The 7,400-square-foot building zoned for retail has parking for more than 130 vehicles. It was previously listed on Loopnet with for an annual lease of $46,000, but has since been removed.
What should be done here? What would you like to see?