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Question of The Day: Local Shops

What kind of shop does Port Washington really need?

What one business would you like to see come to town? Do we have too many of one kind of business and should we work to attract a more diversified business community?

Morgan Block July 05, 2011 at 05:29 PM
We do NOT need any more hair salons, nail salons, dry cleaners, pizza places, Chinese food or frozen yogurt. However, we COULD use a good falafel place, another American restaurant and a sandwich type place (I know Port natives are really against chains but having a Hale & Hearty, Panera or Cosi wouldn't be so terrible; it'd be much better than having all of those empty storefronts).
jba July 05, 2011 at 07:00 PM
A place to buy clothing for boys (other than The Children's Place).
JC July 05, 2011 at 10:01 PM
I think the town would be nice if there was a mixture of mom and pop stores with established retail chains. It makes for more choices and the established stores can weather dips and actually pay the rents so we wouldn't see so many closed storefronts.
Susan July 06, 2011 at 03:56 PM
We need a cheese monger! Gourmet cheeses, chocolates, olive oil, specialty and fancy food items to bring to a dinner party. Could do tastings and classes with established wine merchants and local bakeries providing baguettes. Styled after Rubiner's in Great Barrington, MA. Near the train station so it's a quick stop after getting home. Especially useful since there are no decent gourmet shops in Penn Station like there are in Grand Central.

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