The can-do civic organization Mount Pleasant Today presented findings from its questionnaire to the town board Tuesday night. MPT issued hundreds of questionnaires, both electronic and hard copy, to commuters and residents to see what they want to go into the to-be-renovated Hawthorne train station.
Here’s what the public wants, in order: 1. Bistro, i.e. Pleasantville’s Jean Jacques; 2. National coffee chain, i.e. Starbucks, Dunkin; 3. Police substation to combat the scratchitti, vandalism, urine problem.
The space is cozy and needs loads of TLC to make it presentable. I took the below pic of the northern half of the building last month.
The decision on who goes into the station building is up to the board. Supervisor Maybury has said the decision will come in late August or early September. Insiders say the board wants the new tenant (or tenants, there are two rooms in the building that may or may not go to different vendors) in as early as next month.