Lucille Roberts Moves On [Empty in Commack]

Fitness center relocates, leaving behind an empty storefront.

When packed up and headed to their new home in the Commack Corners shopping center in May, they left behind a space that's been vacant ever since.

This spot joins the ranks of the empty storefronts that have recently plagued the strip of Jericho Turnpike in between Commack and Larkfield Roads, including the neighboring , which closed just last week.

A few doors down sits the , also awaiting a tenant for some time.

Although there's been some movement in the shopping center just across the street, not all of it has been positive. Though is set to take over Pathmark, . 

What do you think would be a good fit for the former gym? Tell us in the comments.

chefcristo February 15, 2012 at 12:17 PM
.....just another business adding to commack's aura of dilapidation. there are various reasons for businesses to fail or find the need to relocate, e.g., the economy (duh!), poor customer service, lack of creative management, a poor business choice in the first place.....but in the end what can commack residents do to keep the town's appearance from turning further into a slummy mess? neither i nor anyone else in this forum has offered any creative fixes to this fast-growing problem although it seems that we've suggested ideas. we have nothing to say with how a business conducts itself (unless, of course, the business is doing something illegal.) there might be a reasonably quick fix to improving the appearance of commack's business districts, but none of US seems to have come up with viable suggestions to answer this vexing question COULD THE TOWN LEADERS/LEGISLATORS/BOARD HELP OUT US PROUD COMMACK RESIDENTS in this regard? so far, i haven't seen any positive action on their parts. WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? hopefully, not further "down the tubes" which is where we seem to be headed. it seems
Jeff Deutsch February 15, 2012 at 01:17 PM
A great new consignment shop just opened across the street from the former Lucille Roberts place!!
TS February 15, 2012 at 02:05 PM
FYI....Lucille Roberts didn't leave Commack to "add to the aura of dilapidation"...they moved down the road towards Commack Rd. As a member of the gym, I think they made a great choice in moving locations. I'm not sure if they moved due to rent reasons, but I happen to think the new gym is cleaner, brighter, and definitely offers better parking for its members than in the previous location which was a nightmare. I also happen to think that the move boosted membership, another plus. I agree that its disappointing seeing the many storefronts, and empty gas stations (where owners decided it was easier to pick up and leave rather than stay and comply with new state regulations to replace underground tanks) here in Commack. I admit I don't have a good idea about what would be a good business in that location, but hopefully someone will come up with a great idea and help to fill the many empty locations around Commack.
marlene carboni February 15, 2012 at 03:08 PM
i would love to see a whole foods
Anthony Zumpano February 15, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Too bad we can't push all the empty stores and lots into one area, like near the quarry/dump on Town Line Road.
beverly February 15, 2012 at 04:14 PM
Mega Marshalls would be great..
Greg Martinez February 15, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Government must cut taxes & cut regulations & they will come.
Elaine Pagliuca February 15, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Perfect spot for a 7-11
DFUSCO February 15, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Stand in that parking lot and look across Jericho-I think you'll see one next to pet den
Matt February 15, 2012 at 09:36 PM
We can all pick numerous businesses we would like to see move in but unless you yourself plan to put down the money and start it up, then it really doesn't matter. The real dilemma facing this community is how to deal with blighted properties like the numerous vacant gas stations that have fallen into disrepair? Given the recent economy I think we all better get ready to deal with this as a long term problem. Should we be forced to just accept these eyesores as a part of our landscape or can we do something about them? I'd like to see legislation that forces the owners to paint the building one solid neutral color (free of graffiti!!!), keep the weeds cut, free of trash and post a sign showing the owners contact info. for anyone interested in buying or leasing the property and the town's building dept. phone number so that if the property becomes a dump, residents know who to call to file a complaint. We can't just let property owners abandon their lots and let it go to Sh%&. They (property owners) may not live in Commack and look at it every day, but we do.
TS February 15, 2012 at 09:59 PM
Couldn't agree with you more!....Well said!!
john February 15, 2012 at 11:37 PM
There isn't enough cash in Commack households to support the local economy! When the economy was booming all local businesses were florishing. Thanks to Wall Street, the corrupt banks/ mortgage lenders and the FTC the economy tanked, jobs vanished and Main Street shut down. Has nothing to do with local businesses having a poor business model or poor mgmt- it's the economy stupid!


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