Empty In Port Washington: What Should Go Here?

What businesses would you like to see at this Main Street location devastated by fire earlier this year?

A burned out building sits at 1 Herbert Ave. and main Street in Port Washington. (Photo: Rich Jacques)
A burned out building sits at 1 Herbert Ave. and main Street in Port Washington. (Photo: Rich Jacques)
It's been nearly five months since a March 14 fire destroyed a Main Street apartment house.

The blaze at the 87-year-old building at 1 Herbert Ave., where it intersects with Main Street, in Port Washington displaced families from their apartments which were destroyed and forced closure of several businesses.

Roy Smitheimer, with the Town of North Hempstead Business and Tourism Development Corporation said in recent months that it may take a while for the three commercial tenants in the building to recover.

"It will ultimately depend on the decision of both the Nassau County Fire Marshal's office working with the Town's Building Department as to the structural integrity of the building."

Tell us: What businesses would you like to see go in this space left vacant by the fire? Let us know in the comments section.
LPK August 13, 2013 at 10:44 PM
@ curiousmom believe me I know how to spell. Its the auto correct on my phone and frankly didn't wasn't in the mood to fight it after being attacked. I have a college degree and scored a 1600 on my english sats. i didnt attack anybody, i didnt lump a group together, i didnt say it was cultural. I actually said the opposite! If you REALLY read what i wrote i was only referring to some people who were rude and LEWD to the kids. All i want is a safe place for the kids. I am getting tired of people who wont identify themselves telling me i am sayings things Im not. I NEVER said EVERYONE. I did say that i didnt matter what the person was it was the BEHAVIOR that was upsetting! I mean honestly would you want your daughters subjected to that? It doesn't matter what the background of the person is, its still bad BEHAVIOR and our kids should not have be subjected to it! DH turned it into something totallythis crazy thing that was just out of control. Go back and read my last post! I really just want something for the kids to call their own. Is that a problem ?
LPK August 13, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Btw did u happen to notice I suggested a teen center an extension of the land marks teen center? Or is that being narrow minded rant filled too? I never would have said anything if DH hadn't turned this into their own private forum to address their agenda! Have you read their posts?
Thomas Burg September 28, 2013 at 07:41 AM
You can't earn a 1600 on your "English SATs" ... That's not possible. Try again. And what possible autocorrect would change lewd to lude? When I type in lude it corrects to life.
sadeto September 28, 2013 at 04:17 PM
Thomas Burg, there are two sections on the SAT now that test one's "English" competency (for the past 7 or 8 years), "Critical Reading" and "Writing". So, if she considers those to be the "English SATs" then she's correct, 1600 points is possible. Now, whether someone who writes "lude" for "lewd" could possibly hope to achieve that score, is a different story.
LPK October 02, 2013 at 12:56 PM
Really that's what you're all getting caught up on? I stand corrected I received a 750 on my verbal sat in 1983 which is now considered a perfect score of 800 on the scoring scale as of 1996. Who really gives a hoot how "lewd" is auto-corrected... did you know what I meant?? honestly is this how you get to your happy place? Unbelievable.....


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