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Visions for Vacancies: National Wholesale Liquidators

In our continuing series, Babylon Village Patch wants to know what readers envision for vacant spaces around town.

When National Wholesale Liquidators closed in West Babylon, a huge vacant storefront was left. The space, designed as one of the anchor stores of the Great South Bay Shopping Center, offers a large space that could easily accomodate almost any retailer.

What would you like to see in this space? Is there a natural foods supermarket, an indoor amusement space, a special department store or bargain retailer you've been hoping would come to the Babylon area?

Just for fun, check out this shot of the shopping center shortly after opening in 1957 from 's photo gallery. An A&S department store was the original tenant of the National Wholesale Liquidators space.

Add your ideas in the comments and we will highlight responses in a follow-up story.

Thomas Aydin May 01, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Whole foods would be ideal for this location
Valerie May 01, 2012 at 12:02 PM
I feel that Guinta's Meat Farm would be good in that location.
Sandra Miller June 20, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Trader Joe's or Whole Foods would be fantastic!
sophie calabrez November 14, 2012 at 12:32 AM
I would say Whole Foods or Trader Joe's too, but I guess that will not happen here on the South Shore so maybe Walmart?
Main Street USA March 16, 2013 at 08:08 PM
An ice rink is obviously missing in Babylon. Ice sports are an important dimension of youth athletic development as well as recreation for all ages in the way of figure skating, hockey, and skating in general. Babylon is behind other Long Island communities in this regard. The ice rink would also have positive impact to the greater south shore area. It would nicely complete the otherwise wonderful scope of activities that Babylon offers.

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