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Ink's Dry at Former Tattoo Shop [Empty in Smithtown]

Thunder Rose lies in wait near other vacant Main Street eyesores.

There's been a ton of talk about the new tattoo shops opening up in town: and  on Main Street. But farther down the street lies a vacant tattoo shop where the buzz has long stopped.

All that's left of the former Thunder Rose Tattooing shop is a mural on the wall of several tattoo designs someone could have picked up at the shop years ago. You can see them through the front windows.

The shop sits in a corner of town that's become overrun with empty spots, from the , , the , the Arthur House, several office buildings and several other locations Smithtown Patch still has to profile as part of its Empty in Smithtown series.

But info on the former Thunder Rose is little. It's not listed for lease or sale on major property lists and no signs hang on the shop suggesting it's looking for a new tenant. It's just empty.

The shop's website is still active, showing pictures of better days when the shop was up and running.

Do you remember Thunder Rose, and what should take its place?

David Arpino March 05, 2012 at 08:15 PM
I was a customer of Thunder Rose. They have relocated to Ronkonkoma because their rent was to be increased substantially.
Jonathan Vecchi March 06, 2012 at 12:14 AM
I think the way the revitalization process has been going on Main Street is working from the "center" and moving toward the extremities. For example, the expanding of Nappers, the refurbished Artful Dodger, the plans for the masonry store that has yet to come to fruition, and the tattoo place - which despite the arguments about the store, has a very nice facade that blends nicely with the other stores on the block. Looking at all these things together, I think there has been some great progress over the last year thanks to entrepreneurs and businessmen. Now we will have to see if this creates a domino effect for the rest of the neighborhood, and when/if the plans go into effect for the road and surrounding revitalization plan by the town this Spring.
WOODY11780 March 06, 2012 at 01:13 PM
THAT SECTION OF STOREFRONTS BETWEEN MAPLE, & N.Y. AVEs IS ON THE DRAWING BOARDS FOR A MAJOR DO-OVER, & NO NEW TENANTS ARE WANTED....IN FACT MORE STORE FRONT BUSINESSES ARE BEING LOOKED AT FOR BUYOUT CONTRACTS
jozee March 06, 2012 at 06:30 PM
i have been hearing this now for about 5 yrs, smithtown just looks like a dump with all the abandon bldgs. johnny subside just up and left too, he was suppose to remodel (thats what the sign said and never came back) now the whole mandees shopping center is empty too, there is absolutely no place in smithtown to actually shop, unless of course you want a beer, (plenty of bars)
V March 06, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Whatever happened to the idea of creating condominiums on the south side of Main Street between New York Avenue and Maple Avenue (former lumber yard)? That would bring residents to the immediate area who would prefer to walk along Main Street to do their errands and enjoy the town. Most of the buildings are delapidated, too -- sorry Corner Dance Studio, but the siding is falling off the building on the east-facing wall!

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