Empty in Little Silver: Wicker Rose

Now that the long, long, long-empty property near the train station has been purchased, what would you like to see go there?

couldn't have come at a better time.

The upcoming closing of , right around the corner of Ayers Lane next , will add just one more empty commercial space in that area, and we can't really afford to lose any more businesses.

By quick count, the studio joins the former Giovanni's, Sole Solution, Exxon and the aforementioned Wicker Rose and gas station properties. There's also an empty space along the bend onto Willow that used to house an auto mechanic (please, someone help me with the name). Even the train station remains without a concession provider, even though there had been .

But we digress, since there has actually been movement on the property that has been tied up in that complicated Dweck mess, and now we can dream about what we'd like for our town. We are told the new property owner is looking to develop the property for a low-traffic commercial use, such as a retail establishment or a bank.

Any thoughts?

Dentss Dunnagun June 22, 2012 at 10:40 PM
A bank ? ...I thought LS was not allowing anymore banks in town ....It seems that was the idea behind buying up that empty lot across from the fire house and saddling the taxpayers with more open space taxes plus losing a new ratable ....
alhattab June 23, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I know LS is essentially dry, but that is an ideal spot for a family tavern along the lines of Val's. We could use a gathering spot in town that is suitable for families and that is walkable for much of the community. It isn't near homes and is perfect for picking of commuters that could meet their families for a nice dinner.
Amy Byrnes (Editor) June 23, 2012 at 12:30 AM
I second that. I would love to see a family restaurant where you could grab a dinner with your kids or a drink with your girlfriend.
Ciara Kelly June 23, 2012 at 12:29 PM
A family restaurant for lunch and dinner would be great and very welcomed!!! Perfect location for it too.
LSNative June 23, 2012 at 05:59 PM
The town can auction a retail consumption (liquor) license and that will be a viable location for a restaurant with the train station right there. Such a license can fetch $250K easy. Maybe the operators can name it "Mike's." (sorry, couldn't resist)
Laura Wallace June 24, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I agree. Would love to see a friendly little tavern near the station. It would give more character to the town and would be a great meeting spot at the end of the day.
rod December 28, 2012 at 03:15 PM
6 months later and it doesn't look like anything is happening here..???? would love a town tavern, 12pm closing to keep the haters at bay
adam December 28, 2012 at 03:18 PM
would love to see a tavern, something that closes at 12
adam December 28, 2012 at 03:19 PM
little silver is going for the ghost town look
rod December 28, 2012 at 03:21 PM
sad but true


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