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Central Avenue Storefront Vacant After Business Moves

Original location of physical therapy practice is up for rent.

recently moved from one part of Cedarhurst to another, leaving the original storefront on Central Avenue vacant when it relocated to Chestnut Street after the lease was up, according to business owner Dr. Norman Kupferstein.

“It’s great as a professional space, medical office, retail store or a gym,” said Annette Samant, the listing agent with Prudential Real Estate. “It’s fairly big, so it can be anything, except a food establishment, because from what I understand, they aren’t giving permits for that anymore.”

The 2,000 square-foot store, which includes a basement, has been vacant since mid-April. The owner is looking for about $5,500 a month for rent, but the price is negotiable. There have been some recent inquiries about the store, located at 690 Central Ave., but there are no firm deals at this time.

Kupferstein did not elaborate on the reasons he relocated his physical therapy business. He simply stated, “It was a better location."

Samant said it’s very likely that the move from Cedarhurst’s main drag to a side street is a sure sign that the store owner found cheaper rent at the new location.

Maureen Carroll, a resident of the Five Towns for 53 years, said that the building could probably use a facelift.

“The outside of the store doesn’t really look that nice,” she said. “So, it makes you question, what it’s like on the inside? Appearance is everything.”

Carroll said that she hopes the new tenant will provide a more inclusive business than many others in the village.

“Too many stores in Cedarhurst are catering to a certain group,” Carroll said. “If a store owner is nice, it's not right they should be threatened because they want to open on Saturdays."

However, Samant says that Cedarhurst is a great place to open a business and that this particular vacancy has a lot going for it.

“It has good parking, with a big municipal lot in the back,” she said. “There’s a back door, which can give customers easy access if they use the lot. It’s in a prime location on the busy main street of Cedarhurst, which is good for business.”

What would you like to see fill this vacancy? Tell us in the comments section below.

5TownsGirl June 19, 2012 at 08:31 PM
You can insist all you want but it is the case and unless you know EVERYTHING you cant say with 100% certainty So why dont you just have a debate about something you may actually know something about Sorry all your rambling isnt going to change the facts
ftptch June 20, 2012 at 12:05 PM
yes pls
ftptch June 20, 2012 at 12:07 PM
gravel is just being pedantic
ftptch June 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM
gravel if u take a second to look, it is really obvious what cedarhurst has become... with stores like wok tov (the only way this store could become more racist towards asian culture is if they had a small chinese man with squinty eyes and a straw hat taking your order....), cho-sen island (how clever... cho-sen..chosen...), siman-tov jewelry, gourmet glatt, etc.etc. the non-orthodox are the extreme minority in cedarhurst and trying to say that a non-orthodox store owner would have just as easy of a time running a business as an orthodox store owner is pretty naive.
5TownsGirl June 20, 2012 at 01:35 PM
ftptch I have to disagree regarding the names of the stores, they are cleaver names combining what they are a Jewish word. In addition many store owners are from the community, of course people will consider shopping there before shopping somewhere else. Wouldn't you shop at a friends store or a friend of a friend vs a stranger. Don't get me wrong people aren't blindly shopping at a store cause they know them. Believe you me if another store opens and gives better service & or prices they are going there. The only issue we have here is that stores that want to open on Saturdays get the message direct or indirect that they will be boycotted. Yet I'd like to know how Jildor stays open and still gets the business.....

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