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Graffiti, Grime Mar Empty Lot [Empty in Commack]

Do you remember what was at 6228 Jericho Turnpike? See what it has become.

Over the past few months we've profiled a selection of empty properties in Commack and while some eagerly await a new tenant, others are in desperate need of repair.  The one we spotlight today is drawing attention for all the wrong reasons. 

The abandoned lot and building at 6228 Jericho Turnpike stand out from the surroundings. A largely vacant overgrown lot seems deserted compared to the surrounding storefronts that are busy with the movements of traffic.

The once white walls of the building attract negative attention for the bright red graffiti spraypainted across it, sometimes depicting questionable images and words.

Any driver who attempts to use the property's driveway might be shocked to find evidence someone may have either taken to squatting on the property or using it as a garbage dump, as a large white mattress and dozens of food wrappers have been thrown there. 

A discarded sign promises "Shopping Center Coming Soon! New Retail Stores." But there is no sign of construction or life  on this stretch of Jericho Turnpike. 

Do you remember what used to be at 6228 Jericho Turnpike, across from the former Northport Ford ? What would  you like to see on this property? 

CommackMom April 26, 2012 at 02:05 AM
I haven't a clue where this property is located.
Will April 26, 2012 at 02:22 AM
It was the Silitros Deli that shut its doors about 3-4 years ago and then the building burned down about 2-3 years ago
CFDTRUCK1 April 26, 2012 at 01:10 PM
Solitros deli was torn down 3 years ago it did not burn down. It looks like the property next to the pet den set way back which will be demolished in the future to expand the shopping center.
Will April 27, 2012 at 02:40 AM
Didn't the tear it down after a fire? I saw fire trucks there one day and they were venting the roof

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