You are invited to a very important meeting on Monday, November 8th at 7:30 PM at Greenburgh Town Hall to discuss the future of Central Ave. Civic leaders, town officials, members of various Boards and Commissions that deal with land use & community members will be invited to interact with property owners, realtors, businesses at this meeting --to strategize.
In recent months Central Ave has started to show signs of positive activity. Shoprite will be opening at the Midway Shopping Center in October. Walgreen’s is building a new drug store. Hurricane Grille and Wings will be taking over the spot that used to house Mitty’s Restaurant. Construction of a big new restaurant—Banzai- is proceeding. ZaZa Café is a colorful new addition to the avenue. Looking forward to Eldorado III. Red Barn Pizza re-opened recently.–There is a new Paint your own Pottery store, Green design expo, London jewelers and Gran Café.
Although there has been some good news, there are still many vacancies. These vacancies are having a negative impact on our tax base --hurting our schools and local governments. The empty stores are also impacting sales tax revenue we could be benefitting from.
I have been meeting with business leaders, property owners and realtors to discuss action steps the town could/should be taking to help revitalize this important business corridor. The purpose of this meeting will be to continue the dialogue--and to include other stakeholders in the discussion.
If you have any thoughts/suggestions that you would like to share with the other attendees, please forward to me and I will make sure that everyone we invite to this meeting be given a copy before the meeting.
The economy is obviously hurting Central Ave businesses. The avenue could expect additional difficulties once Ridge Hill opens--which is expected to happen in 2011. We need to be proactive and to give Central Ave the highest priority attention.
I hope you will be able to join us at this critical meeting.