There are few everyday sights that rankle more than empty businesses. They are a sign of decay, of neglect, of disinterest in the community. More than that, they are clear evidence that business real estate isn't moving as quickly as citizens—and government—would hope.
Economic growth and increasing the township's commercial tax base benefit Parsippany and its residents. With that in mind, Patch will from time to time feature a commercial structure that stands empty. The idea is to get creative juices flowing among the citizenry: We want to hear your thoughts about vacant business buildings and your ideas about what you would like to see fill the space.
Our first featured vacancy is the now-empty site of the former , at 707 Route 46. The spot famous for overstuffed sandwiches and fresh kosher pickles shut down after being flooded during Hurricane Irene last summer. With its owner Spyridon Gizas and behind bars, the site appears ready for someone to bring a new business in to revitalize the building.
So what do you think would work for the site adjacent to Parsippany's ? Tell us what you would like to see in the comments. As with all the Visions for Vacancies features we plan to run, we will take your suggestions and pass them along to the person in charge of pushing business development in the township, Mayor James Barberio.
Who knows? Your idea may be the one to bring a new business into town and spark real economic growth! Share your thoughts below.