The r in Stony Brook has left a huge local retail space vacant.
New stores opening up across the street such as the flagship store and suggests that there may be significant demand for the property. The close distance to the Smith Haven Mall may be also be a contributing factor.
The size of the building suggests that a "big box" retailer would be an ideal fit. However, does Three Village need another giant retailer in the area? Would you prefer to see the property taken over by multiple stores, just as how Old Navy and Trader Joe's split the former Toys R' Us building and how Panera Bread has occupied only a part of the old Circuit City? Maybe smaller businesses would benefit by splitting up the building and getting a chance to put up shop in such a highly trafficked area?
So what would you like to see move in to this building?