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"Comming Soon" what does it really mean?

In the past year there has been a growing number of store fronts sporting signs stating "Coming Soon".  What exactly is the length of time associated with "Coming Soon"? I guess it depends on who is making that statement.  After a massive fire Yamaguchi is said to be coming soon to a new location on the same block. It's been the better part of one year and the vacant store front has seen no renovations.  The eagerly anticipated Gyro restaurant is said to be "Coming Soon" to the location once occupied by India Gardens.  That sign went up this past summer. A Mexican Grill is said to be "Coming Soon" to the site that was formerly Twisted Yogurt. Then there is the New Car Wash which for a year was said to be "coming soon", but it did eventually did open for business.  Still almost all  of the mentioned businesses do not have an actual "Coming Soon" date.  Imagine telling your utility company the check is "Coming Soon" and then they receive nothing for over six months. Will someone please explain what the term "Coming Soon" actually means. 
John Meyer February 16, 2014 at 06:46 AM
I know! This is the disparity between the desires of eager entrepreneurs be crushed by our insanely slow, red-tape laden town and its ridiculous, anti-business permit process. Talk to the owners of new businesses and you will hear nightmare stories of how painfully slow the Town of North Hempstead is at approving anything, especially when it involves food.
jonathan winant February 16, 2014 at 09:47 AM
You would think that in a desperate attempt to aid the ailing Long Island economy municipalities would speed up the permit process. Unfortunately it's the lengthy waiting period which discourages some from even thinking about opening or re-opening a business on Long Island. The next time your told your bill payment was late you should tell them it was do to the massive pile of red tape . I fail to understand why local government can not speed up permit process especially for those business owners who have successful businesses which either must relocate or want to expand their business. The waiting period restaurant owners have to endure is extremely costly consider trying to hire a staff and set up other details.
Stacey Mellus February 21, 2014 at 05:14 PM
I live down the street from the Yummy Gyro location, I've already gotten two notices of public hearings on their use of the space. Why do they have to jump through these absurd hoops?
Michele February 24, 2014 at 04:48 PM
I have been wondering the same thing about all the "coming soon" signs! What about the bank that is supposedly "coming soon" to the old "The Barn" drive-through? Will they really use that same building for a bank? Doesn't look very secure!
jonathan winant February 25, 2014 at 06:07 AM
I doubt that the current building is suitable for a bank so coming soon is a very big understatement.. Some signs around town need to read "Coming Eventually" or "Planning on coming". Soon is all relevant. For paying car insurance or a utility bill soon is probably right away without delay. Consider waiting hours for diner to be served "soon"
jonathan winant February 25, 2014 at 06:09 AM
Stacy Mellus Being that Yummy Gyro was said to be taking over the space of a previous restaurant I fail to understand why anyone received any thing concerning Yummy Gyro. Is there a need for a zoning change or some other concern?
R Miller February 25, 2014 at 06:55 AM
I agree with everyone. The building department has to become user friendly. Come on new supervisor lets start some change no matter how minor it is.
jonathan winant February 26, 2014 at 01:42 PM
Very sad situation in port Washington when so many residents and politicians want vacant stores occupied. Why make the process so laborious? Replacing a business with the same type of business should not require in depth studies or community input. This is not the way to help the local economy. More people need to contact tow of north Hempstead.
Arguendo February 26, 2014 at 03:49 PM
Contact "Residents". They seem to have usurped local rule.
jonathan winant February 28, 2014 at 10:49 AM
Thought things would change without John Kaiman at the helm guess I was wrong


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