Syosset Ford Dealership gets a new lease of life

January 9, 2013 by  

Since April 2011, a former Ford Dealership in Syosset has sat empty, but plans are in the works to convert the massive, 30,000 square foot space into a retail center catering to high end stores.

The vestiges of the former company name are still visible on the building, but nothing has happened there for over a year. So far, however, a 3,000 square foot restaurant and another 6,000 square foot restaurant and bar have signed leases to take up residence in the former dealership. Before the new restaurants can open their doors, the entire shell of the former Ford dealer will need to be renovated.

Although there are a few tenants, the redevelopment process is still in the beginning phases, according to a representative from NAI Long Island Real Estate, Dennis McCoy. The goal is to begin building and development within the next 90 days, according to McCoy. He notes that the project still needs to obtain approval from the Town of Oyster Bay.

The real estate company cannot give any more details at the moment, such as the names of the two new restaurants. The plan is to produce posters of future construction at the former car dealer, but not until approvals pass through. The real estate company may consider making use of Syosset poster printing to get the job done.

The former Ford dealership sits next to Muttontown Plaza at 240 Jericho Turnpike. Its parking lot is substantial enough to handle the demands of a large retail center. The lot currently has space for 600 cars and the entire property measures 3.04 acres.