Empty in Plainview: Old Hollywood Video

In a prominent shopping center at a major crossroads, the former Hollywood Video remains closed.

A central vacancy still scars the Crossroads Plaza in Plainview.

At the major intersection of Plainview Road and Old Country, the former Hollywood Video store sits empty next to the popular Discount store and in the plaza that holds restaurant.

What should go there?

What would be the best use of the space?

What type of business could serve the community from that location?


Correction: An earlier version of this story mistakenly referred to the store as a Blockbuster.

Jim March 01, 2012 at 10:36 AM
Like Jon said at one point a book sore did sound good but everything is going digital and soon everything will be on iPad, nook, kindle etc...agree dying business . A business that most of its traffic is late in the day and evening would work with the parking issue . Some sort of restaurant might work. Sports bar to compete with main event???
Zachariah March 13, 2012 at 12:11 AM
How about a Planet Fitness, Ace Hardware, Autozone
Sherrie Kusinitz March 23, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Does any one remember a medical building being there? It was there after Pergaments. They were there for only a short time because of the parking.
Mike April 24, 2012 at 05:03 PM
I have to disagree. There is the Mid Island Y just down the block.
Simba April 24, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Too bad they didn't move Busto's there. I am getting sick and tired of everyone going to Bustos pass the light, stop in the left lane on Old Bethpage Road, and cross over 2 yellow lines to get to Bustos. If the damn Police read this, you can a field day writing tickets at this one spot. As far as the building goes, it's tough we have it all here.


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