Vacancies: What Should Replace RJ's?

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South Broadway in downtown Nyack has an opening for a new business.

RJ's Broadway Bar and Grill shut its doors months ago, leaving the space for sale. Loopnet has the 5,000 square-foot property listed at $975,000.

The vacant storefront is right across the street from Michaelangelo's, that opened just weeks ago.

During out last Vacancies crowdsource, Patch asked . Suggestions were —readers wanted Panera and a theater, an Italian bakery and a tanning salon.

So: what should set up shop at RJ's old space?

Kevin Zawacki February 07, 2012 at 04:17 PM
The building is listed as 'for sale' on Loopnet, and is asking just under $1 million. I've just updated the story. [http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17352764/81-83-s-Broadway-Nyack-NY/]
elizabeth February 07, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Well said, JC Brotherhood! As one who is in the real estate business, I wish more of the new tenants in some of these storefronts had inquired more carefully about the need for their type of business, before opening. They need to talk to the "locals." We can tell them what might work, and what most likely won't.
steve sun May 14, 2012 at 05:51 PM
Hi, I am interested in buying a building near RJ's, Do you think its a good location(i am not from Nyack)? What might work in that location? thanks
Harvey August 14, 2012 at 02:03 PM
What ever you or anyone decides to open at this location better have enough cash or credit available to sustain it until they build a reputation. Good restaurants , whether "pub like" or "diner" like with reasonable prices and good food and good quality of service will eventually survive and do well. BUT if you need to barrow to buy the property Mtg and all will only increase an unrealistic "nut" you'll have to meet just to stay open. .
Harvey August 14, 2012 at 02:04 PM
If I owned the property I would divide the location into two or three (if possible) stores and rent each one out separately.


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