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Former East Meadow Drug Store Remains Vacant

Realtor says no new tenants slated to move in yet.

Vacant businesses in East Meadow these days are almost a dime a dozen; however, while most empty storefronts suggest the collapse of a once-hopeful entrepreneur, sometimes they simply represent change.

About eight months ago, Prescription Headquarters, a pharmacy located at 1854 Front St., moved the business around the corner to 196 East Meadow Ave. and changed their name to B and H Compounding Pharmacy.

Since then, their former storefront has been on the market, and Cardinal Management is the realty company that has been tasked with the job of procuring a new tenant.

Barbara, a broker with Cardinal Management, said that the space is currently applicable to any number of business types.

“The store is 1,600 square feet, and the rent is $4,500 a month and that includes taxes and everything else,” she said. “The property is a plain vanilla box, it’s wide open inside and can be easily converted into just about any set-up a business owner could need.”

However, when asked if any prospective tenants has shown any interest in the location, Barbara’s reply was, “Not at the moment.” However, she remains hopeful that she will get the space filled soon.

1854 Front St. is located in a shopping center with several other stores, including AMF East Meadow Lanes.

Parties interested in leasing the space at 1854 Front St. can call Cardinal Management at 1-800-645-3470.

What do  you think should fill the vacant property? Tell us in the comments below.

robert November 25, 2012 at 06:27 AM
While I am also rooting for Sonic, I sure hope that while you guys are waiting you are keeping Checkers alive, because in my opinion, they have some really good burgers, shakes and fries and a good BLT for a buck, and I would hate to see them go out of business.
Mike November 25, 2012 at 02:24 PM
It saddens me to learn, from reading the thread of comments above, that so many people believe that salvation will come to a towns dwindling economy if a big box retailer or a food franchise will open on main street. I also wonder if any of the comments above we're written by small business owners. It's highly unlikely. The economy is struggling because SBO's are going out of business due to the high costs of operating a business on LI. High rents, taxes, utilities, make it near impossible for an entrepreneur to survive today. Come on people...A good burger joint isn't going to be the great leveler.
J November 26, 2012 at 02:32 AM
someone should open a descent thai restaurant, i'm surprised we don't have on in EM. Yuzu seems to be doing pretty well, so maybe a thai place could be successful. If somebody decides this is a good idea, I don't mean a sugar happy americanized place that doesn't know how to make anything spicy. By the way, if you haven't tried it yet, I finally tried Sabroso the other night near the EM library. I've never had Dominican food before trying this place although I have had many other hispanic cuisines. Anyway, I think this easily may be the best take-out type place I've tried in EM. It was fantastic. I can't stop thinking about their roast pork(Pernil).
Frank T November 26, 2012 at 08:01 PM
So your looking for a spicy angry asian place? I agree with you on Sabroso, the food is great and the owners are very friendly. The roast pork is probably the best dish but they also make great fried fresh fish dishes. To all of the complainers about lack of stores in EM go out and support places like Sabroso.
paul October 30, 2013 at 11:13 PM
Hmmm, perhaps a Hershey's Ice Cream Parlor & Coffee Café.....

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