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New Business Sought at Closed Wantagh Pizzeria

Owner of large storefront across from Wantagh Train Station seeking new tenant for 3250 Railroad Ave.

A large storefront across from the Wantagh Train Station has a vacancy that its owner Sylvester Catalanello is looking to fill soon. 

The empty space on 3250 Railroad Ave. was formerly a pizzeria called Crust, which closed last year. Catalanello, owner of Realty Marketing Agency in Wantagh, said he is looking for a retail-type business for the open spot. One inquiry for the property was for a bakery, Catalanello said.

The empty space for rent is around 900 square feet. Catalanello said there is no timetable for choosing a tenant. 

- What type of business would you like to see occupy 3250 Railroad Ave. in Wantagh? Tell us in the comments below. 

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Chris Wendt February 14, 2013 at 12:23 PM
I posted another photo showing the two existing businesses immediately adjacent to the now-abandoned pizzaria: a 'head shop' called "Burn" and a Psychic Shop. You can see the wares and services offered by Burn here: http://www.go2burn.com/ Burn is owned by Columbia Grad and alleged beach bathroom photographer, Eric Berger. As far as what business to put into the former Crust Pizza parlor? Massage therapy or a knife-throwing training school sound apropos of the way our business district seems to be devolving. Business district. Say that a certain way, in conjures up images, maybe from Amsterdam?
Robert Demarco February 14, 2013 at 12:54 PM
I agree with you on this one, Mr. Wendt. That is a tough location, despite the train station.
Josie February 14, 2013 at 02:33 PM
we need a tanning salon again
Bob Jones February 14, 2013 at 02:37 PM
What's wrong with Burn? They offer some of the finest tabacco instruments around. To insinuate that this place is a "cover" for something else is baseless and right wing propoganda.
Lorraine DeVita February 14, 2013 at 03:22 PM
perhaps a dry cleaner/laundramat /shoe repair combo would work- drop off before you get on the train and pick it up before you go home?
Chris Wendt February 14, 2013 at 03:26 PM
You're inference was not my implication; there was no insinuation. Res ipsa loquitur: the thing speaks for itself. The big consideration with this location is the location. High traffic, cars often double-parked, commuters rushing past with no time to stop or shop; car and foot traffic coming and going to & from Wantagh Inn, Mulcahy's, The Cup, and Corry's Ale House; limited parking; the taxi stand and taxicab parking.
Bunk Moreland February 14, 2013 at 03:32 PM
I will agree with Bob Jones on this one, The store sells items, what the items are used for is the end users decision. Burn is a store that sells LEGAL items, they aren't selling anything that is against the law. The area is a not great for most businesses, people should be happy that there is a store there, would you rather it be empty and run down? I prefer having a business in there that has a clean storefront, who are you to make a baseless claim that there are less then legal activities going on.
Lorraine DeVita February 14, 2013 at 04:41 PM
How about a 7th precint kiosk/patrol change etc. Should curtail some interesting traffic issues both pedestrian and automotive! Between the drinking and the "whatever" the 7th would make their ticket quota in about 24hrs for the month!
nicole February 14, 2013 at 05:07 PM
How bout a gym. Anyone have funds to back a personal trainer and be partners?
Chris Wendt February 14, 2013 at 07:05 PM
Nicole, the space is only 900 square feet, about the same size as a school classroom. Not much room for a gym. We have the full service World Gym, 0.8 mile of the former Pizzeria site. There are also three martial arts businesses and The Marianne Anderson School of Dance within walking distance.
Moving to a free world Like China February 14, 2013 at 07:31 PM
In my opinion Wantagh is not looking for new businesses . with all your right wing thinking citizens there why would any one want to bring their business to wantagh . so they can build and renovate and upgrade the area then told they cant be their . such as the Billy Dean Caberet on Sunrise Hwy .
Joe February 14, 2013 at 08:30 PM
I like that idea Lorraine, the tickets alone could pay the rent and they won't need patrol cars, just "step into my office".
Robert Demarco February 14, 2013 at 08:36 PM
Hello, Patrick.
Jenn Fischer February 14, 2013 at 08:43 PM
I guess Billy Deans is your business> That sucks for you, You should move to China
Lynn Burke February 15, 2013 at 01:36 PM
A Bagel store please!!! I can't believe there isn't any by the train. It makes no sense to me that we have two nail salons almost next door to each other, three martial arts places and two head shops and no bagel store in the area!!

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