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Photos: Empty In Westhampton and Hampton Bays

What would you like to see in these locations?

Over the past several months, Westhampton-Hampton Bays Patch has chronicled some of the more prominent empty buildings in the area from the Westhampton Bowling Alley to the Foggy Goggle in Hampton Bays to the Pastor Chevrolet Building and former Surf Club.

In the posts, Patch solicided comments from readers who presented ideas for the locations. Readers said the Foggy Google should be turned in to a bed and breakfast; the former Surf Club a Trader Joe's; and they want to see the Westhampton Beach bowling alley re-open.

Patch wants to know: What do you think can be done to help get these buildings filled? Do you have other ideas for these buildings and others in our Patch series. Is there a building, you think Patch should feature? Add to the conversation and post a comment below.

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  • 'Prime' Location Available on Main
  • Pastor Chevrolet Building Up For Grabs
  • No Strike Yet For Former Bowling Alley
  • Is The Former Surf Club a Wipeout?
  • Blurry Outlook for Former Foggy Goggle

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Erica Jackson (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Staci Futoma-Nappi said via Facebook, "Knock them down! Plant something pretty."
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 03:02 PM
Johndavid Hensley said via Facebook, "We should fine the landlords (slumlords) for diminishing the quality of life of our nieghborhoods and towns....empty buildings means no revenue for the town.....make the landlords get off their asses and give them incentive (fines) to fill the buildings."
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Pattye Pece ‏said via twitter, "You should know never to ask a non-profit what 2 do with space! Our #WorldVillageFairTradeMarket would LOVE more space at less $."
Erica Jackson (Editor) October 03, 2012 at 03:05 PM
BabetteKD ‏said via Twitter, "You have no idea the beautiful things the art community could do. If I could only have a storefront for even a week."
john langan October 03, 2012 at 08:06 PM
gas station on traffic circle in flanders a 7-11, Foggy Goggle a breakfast nook with homestyle cooking plus panninis, wraps ect. The old Blockbuster in hampton bays maybe a Ruby Tuesday restaurant, we need a affordable restaurant in town, i havent gone out in Hampton Bays in over 5 years as its too damn expensive, and to the left of wild by nature a chinese buffet. I know i am gonna get all you people that just whine on here all day, get off the computer and get a job.
mid-century October 03, 2012 at 10:54 PM
Please, no more restaurants!
mid-century October 03, 2012 at 10:57 PM
The Westhampton Beach office style building could make a great Antique Center. The village caters to many out of towners who may enjoy the diversion to an antique center that offer quality collectibles and American antiques.
mid-century October 03, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Please, no more real estate brokers!
Hbjoker October 04, 2012 at 02:16 PM
never going to happen john. It will take 3-5 years (probally longer) just to get approvals from the town of southampton's palnning board (and thats if they ok it) for any of those you listed above, nice try
Bojames October 05, 2012 at 12:24 PM
People don't bowl???
debbie anderson October 07, 2012 at 11:31 AM
they need to re-open the bowling alley--tat was a lot of revenue and thing for kids and adult to do the landlords in whb need to lower the rents so people can try and make a living definately no more banks or real estates we have to many now someone should re-open the fish market everything is just so high priced--foggy goggle I agree bed and breakfast theses towns are starting to look like lowlife town with all theses empty buildings but remember no one here has money--we need out of towners with money to open something
kenneth troeller December 30, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Steve Penny and all his cronies went out of their way to oust all the night clubs several years back and we lost a lot of commerce because of it and all those house were filled with illegal aliens and they only shop at certain ethnic inspired places. We went from having a rowdy and raucous 5 months where everyone made enough money to sustain the rest of the year to the mess that is Hampton Bays now... excellent vision!!!
kenneth troeller December 30, 2012 at 02:11 PM
And turn CPI into a friggin night club!!!!!
Boo January 02, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Please no more Latin Centers and Envios Stores!

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