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Former Thrift Shop Is Prime Real Estate [Empty in Southampton]

What do you want to see at 79 Main Street in Southampton Village?

The Southampton Hospital Thrift Store moved out of its Main Street location in 2008 for a , and the original building, owned by , is still on the market.

At the time that the thrift store moved, hospital officials said the store nets about $100,000 a year for the hospital while the building was estimated to be worth around $5 million, so it made more sense to sell it off than to stay put.

The 2-and-a-half story building is listed for $4.7 million with . It is described as "approximately 4,700 square feet with additional space on the third-level for living quarters." It is zoned Village Business and Health Department sewage regulations prevent the entire building from being used for residential purposes.

What would you like to see at 79 Main Street, the former Southampton Hospital Thrift Shop? Leave a comment below.

Find more from the Empty in Southampton series here.

Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 01:56 AM
Via Southampton Patch's Facebook page, Evelyn commented, "Taco Bell, something regular people can go tooooooooo :) No more fancy restaurants or art collectors !"
Brendan J. O'Reilly (Editor) March 01, 2012 at 02:05 AM
"Sporting goods and gun store..." Bill comments via Southampton Patch's Facebook page. Michael said "a tattoo parlor." Check out the recent discussion on Patch about an East End tattoo parlor: http://southampton.patch.com/articles/what-our-readers-think-east-end-tattoo-parlor
Nancy Barell March 01, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I'd like to see Saks come back to Southampton in that spot.
Faustina March 01, 2012 at 05:14 PM
I'd like to see the marketing experts from Hauppague who stated on behalf of Mr. Morrow who wants to build a humongous shopping center that there are very few vacant retail spaces sitting in the window of this shop with dunce caps on.
Michele March 04, 2012 at 02:41 PM
I would love to see a store for pets
Tramar Pettaway March 05, 2012 at 02:11 AM
i want to see my school there for the arts!!!!!
Mary K Baumslag September 27, 2012 at 08:49 PM
Because this is such a high rent neighborhood it will have to be something that can handle the slooooow winter season without blacking up the windows. The owner is not a charitable organization so it is reasonable that he/she would want a decent return on an investment of this size. So forget the pet shop, the arts institute, the do good ideas. This is America! Profit rules.
Leonard Barton November 30, 2012 at 12:17 PM
A buildings "worth" is what a buyer is willing to pay. The Hospital might consider putting their empty Main Street building up for auction at true Fair Market Value or lower. It is in a prime- prime location but needs a lot of reno. for any use.

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