, Clarkstown town Supervisor Alex Gromack announced that Simon Properties, owner of the Nanuet Mall, plans on demolishing and building a new mall after picking up the demolition permit applications.
He added that applications may be submitted in the next three to four weeks and the work is targeted for September. Gromack said the rebuilt Nanuet Mall would be a “traditional” mall with .
Here's what the surrounding businesses and their regulars have to say about the upcoming demolition and rebuilding of the Nanuet Mall:
"It’s a great for the area. It’ll bring in more people and help out the restaurants around here. It’s good for Nanuet and the community. The mall will bring in more jobs for people, like service and part-time jobs especially to help out lower-income families"
Peter Helou of Tiara Jewelers
"It’s a step in the right direction. It (the Nanuet Mall) cannot compete with the Palisades so it needs to give a different flavor (the high-end stores). You have to demolish before you can build. We’re hoping for more outdoor cafés and more community and family-friendly features. We need to inspire other companies to invest in this community.
Usama Mamari of Mamari Jewelers
"It’ll take a few years to demolish and rebuild so the construction workers will be good for the surrounding businesses, especially ones like mine. You have to look at the bright side of things. That mall is dead. You have to do something to help bring traffic back. It’s about time."
Tina Kang of Seafood and Wing City
"As long as they keep Banchetto Feast. I go there with my sons"
"I’m all for it (a traditional mall). I’d like a movie theater. I’d rather go there than the Palisades (Center)"
Michael Tiepolt of Pearl River
"I think it may be a good idea. There’s nothing going on there right now. I think it’ll be good for Nanuet"
Elenore of Supercuts
"It’s good. It’ll bring in more people"
"It’ll draw more businesses. But they’ve got to do something"
G.F. of Cigar King
"I’m looking forward to seeing the plans and what’s going to happen over there"
Michelle of Nyack