New Businesses Confirmed for Meadow Commons

A veterinary clinic and a nail salon will occupy two of the seven spots at the facility.

Meadow Commons Owner Saeed Ahmed confirmed to Patch that two leases have been signed by businesses that will fill voids at the newly built site on East Meadow Avenue.

Situated on the property that once housed the Crystalbrook catering facility, the new shopping center includes seven commercial spaces that will be leased. Six of the units will be around 1,000 square feet each, with the seventh having slightly more room.

North Shore Animal Hospital will rent one of the spaces, and Dr. Michael Ferber, a Merrick resident who will be the primary care physician at the new East Meadow location, said that the majority of the work will be done at the new clinic.

"We’re going to have a small facility, but we’re going to have access to the larger locations’ resources," Ferber said, specifying that he will have the Bellmore and Bayside materials at his disposal as well.

Ferber, a third-generation veterinarian, said that he expects construction to take a couple of months, and he hopes to be open for business by "late this summer." Normal preventative medicine, exams, vaccines, outpatient surgeries, outpatient dental and more will be available at this location.

Ahmed also told Patch that a nail salon, of which the name was not released, will be joining North Shore Animal Hospital in the shopping center. No further details were released on the business. As far as other vendors, Ahmed said he is speaking to a lot of potential clients, and he gets multiple calls every day.

"I rented only two spaces right now," Ahmed said. "I am talking to a bunch of people."

As far as when the entire shopping center will be filled, Ahmed said it's difficult to set some sort of target date for completion.

"I don’t have a crystal ball," he said. "It depends what kind of calls I get and how quickly they sign the lease."

Do you think these businesses fit well on East Meadow area? What else do you want to see in that shopping center? Tell us in the comments.

rachele May 02, 2012 at 02:17 PM
Michael Ganci (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I will keep you posted!
Dean A Dinolfo May 02, 2012 at 02:43 PM
How about a business that does DMV transactions? Theres plenty of them in Queens and I would give anything not to go myself.
Frank T May 02, 2012 at 02:44 PM
There are homes behind gas stations on Hempstead Turnpike. Not a bad idea building homes instead of more retail spaces that we do not need. In addition the parking for those buildings is inadequate.
marianne krause May 02, 2012 at 02:45 PM
There is a Dunkin Donuts on North Jerusalem rd in East Meadow
Frank T May 02, 2012 at 02:47 PM
There are 3 Dunkin Donuts in East Meadow already. Is that a joke? And there is less parking in the Commons.
marianne krause May 02, 2012 at 02:53 PM
great Idea !!!!!!
Michael Ganci (Editor) May 02, 2012 at 02:56 PM
What else do people want to see in this center?
Bill Alderman May 02, 2012 at 03:07 PM
The Philly Pretzel Company is one of the fastest growing chains in the Eastern USA and there are none on LI. I'd also like to see a Skate shop for the boarders and bladers.
Jenn May 02, 2012 at 03:10 PM
Dunkin Donuts! You think it's hard to get out of the one on Merrick Avenue, huh? Well how about you come down on my block one morning during rush hour and try to turn out of here - especially a left turn. Good luck with that. Most of the people who live here never make a left during traffic times, we all make a right, left and a left to bring us back to EM Ave. Please put your Dunkin somewhere else - or better yet, drive to the one on Front & Turnpike, which from the new shopping center is 1.5 miles away (same as Merrick Ave) or the one on Tnpk near Prospect is 1.4 miles or the one on N Jerusalem is 1.4 miles. If you carefully look at the corner in question, you will see that it is not suitable for a high traffic business such as Dunkin Donuts. As I have mentioned before this is a dead end street, with no traffic light that already has tremendous issues from the trucks delivering to Edmer blocking the road and keeping residents from getting out throughout the day, every day. We have had our garbage left on our curbs because the truck couldn't get down and they refused to come back. We have had people late for work, late for school and even an ambulance who could not get here when someone called. I understand that most of you out there cannot possibly know the issues we face here without having them told to you - but I beg you (all of you), before you go asking for certain stores to show up (anywhere) that you look at the surroundings first and try to see the impact
L May 02, 2012 at 04:34 PM
I wouldn't mind a fro yo / 16 Handles type of place
ender wiggins May 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM
If only we could have some sort of store that bought my unneeded gold. Oh, and maybe a fast food restaurant that brought food out to my car.
Jeanette Lowe Hafke May 02, 2012 at 05:00 PM
I would LOVE to see an Earl of Sandwich (http://www.earlofsandwichusa.com/) like they have in Disney and 2 now in NYC besides other us locations. AWESOME sandwiches.
Jeanette Lowe Hafke May 02, 2012 at 05:02 PM
and another one my Home Depot ...
Jeanette Lowe Hafke May 02, 2012 at 05:04 PM
I have to agree... for 6 stores the parking will be AWFUL. I don't recall if the old Crystalbook parking lot itself has been razed ... that might offer more parking options for the facilities. Hazardous crossing conditions though...
Jeanette Lowe Hafke May 02, 2012 at 05:17 PM
Actually, this discussion makes me wonder what the plans are for the old Exxon station @ the corner of Newbridge & Hempstead Turnpike are.... (how may stores, etc ...)
Rose May 02, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Directly across the street from another nail salon. Now there will be 4 on the block. How about a Dunkin Donuts?
paul May 03, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Are you telling me that there are no homes next to a gas station on one side or the other? Of course there are... Good fences make good neighbors.
paul May 03, 2012 at 02:06 AM
Dunkin Donuts????? I think you are running a fever. Please check it out........
Ruth Langone May 03, 2012 at 02:55 AM
I don't think so. We have enough of those kind of businesses around. I would like to see a little gift and card store in there.
Donna May 03, 2012 at 03:47 AM
I agree the last thing we need in another nail salon.
Jenn May 03, 2012 at 02:39 PM
The lot across the street is "out of the picture" according to the representative who spoke on behalf of the builder at the CEMCO meeting that was used to propose apartments for this strip. Because some of my fellow neighbors decided to ignore certain notices, the variance hearing went on without opposition or counters, so the topic of the land across the street was never brought into question. They are not legally attached, so he is not bound to use it for his 28 space parking deficiency.......which probably could have been different if the rest of us were aware that it was going on at all.......
Linda A Difelippo May 03, 2012 at 02:58 PM
I would like to see a Yogurt and Stuff. We need something new in the area,
Susan May 03, 2012 at 03:09 PM
Jeanette, the plans for that corner can be found at the site. There is an artist's rendering and there is also a notice/permit from the Dept. of Buildings. I haven't actually gotten out of the car to read it but I do know that it's there. The stores that need to go into the EM Avenue location really can't be high traffic stores. There is really limited parking. The vet clinic is perfect for that. There is a Starbucks on Merrick Avenue in Merrick that shares it's 'shopping center' with 3 or so other stores and only about 12 parking spaces. It's not easy to park but the street is even busier than EM Ave and it does seem to work so you never know. But I think people sit in Starbucks longer than people do at Dunkin. Three Dunkin Donuts in East Meadow have the same owners. It can't hurt ot ask them. I would love a DD with a drive thru somewhere in East Meadow. My car has gotten hit at the Merrick Ave store and I refuse to go there again. I love Tropical Smoothie and spoke to them about opening a shop here in EM. I just made a suggestion and really got no true response. East Meadow Avenue is not a good location for them though. They need to be in a higher traffic, more visable shoping center like East Meadow Plaza which was my suggestion. And that was before anyone knew about Sonic. If only we really had a choice of what stores opened in our neighborhood. Wouldn't that be something??
Frank T May 03, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Yeah I think they do that in China and Russia.
Frank T May 03, 2012 at 03:24 PM
I am sure the town would approve building more stores in that parking lot.
Katherine Trunk May 04, 2012 at 02:39 AM
Dunkin Donuts sounds great!
paul May 05, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Add one more to the list... http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/17590817/1882-Front-Street-East-Meadow-NY/
pans10 May 06, 2012 at 07:08 PM
there is a self serve frozen yogurt store opening in June on North jerusalem Rd in the CVS shopping center,,
pans10 May 09, 2012 at 07:38 PM
there is a self serve frozen yogurt store opening on N Jerusalem in the cvs shopping center in June..


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