Civic Group Plans Next Chapter for Hawthorne Station Building


Mount Pleasant Today is preparing a commuter survey about what the fine people of Hawthorne would like to see go into the decripit, but hopefully not decripit for long, old station house that will be vacated by Mount Pleasant Taxi in two weeks’ time.

An early draft of the survey, whose results will be presented to Town Supervisor Joan Maybury, offers up about a dozen different potential options for the station house building. They include a dry cleaners, a train waiting area and ticket machines, another taxi company (Mount Pleasant Taxi is supposed to move to a new building on Broadway, on the other side of the tracks), a flower shop, and multiple food and/or beverage options–including a full-service restaurant (maybe an offshoot of Pleasantville’s train station restaurant, Iron Horse Grill, called Iron Pony Grill?), a coffee chain, or a “grab & go” takeout joint.

Another option suggested by MPT–and remember, these are just suggestions–is a childcare center for the busy working parent.

The survey will also ask commuters how the town might finance such an improvement, whether it involves seeking federal money, private donations, or using town money.

The space needs fixing up, but it’s decent space. And, come evenings and weekends, it’s got what few other establishments in tiny Hawthorne Heights has: lots of parking.

Look for the survey to be passed out around Hawthorne station in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, hit us back with what you would like to see in that space. An Irish pub called Sudsy Mary’s? An OTB? A petting zoo? A water bar, like they opened over in Chappaqua?

Let us know.

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5 Responses to Civic Group Plans Next Chapter for Hawthorne Station Building

  1. XZ says:

    A child care center?

    By the train tracks.


    What could possibly go wrong?

  2. Track Jockey says:

    whatever happens, do away with one or two parking spots at the bottom of the stairs in front of the building.

    rather not see another taxi company move in.

    Nor a hairdresser/barbershop. I would have to take off my socks to count how many are on commerce between the train station and kensico rd.

    The deli market is pretty saturated too.

  3. jerseyjim says:

    How about a “Commuter Conceirge”?

    Bear with me. A small business that would handle various daily errands for commuters that can’t be in town during the day, during normal 9-5 business hours.

    – drop-off/pick up dry cleaning.
    – sign for packages
    – flowers delivered
    – drop off car at service station
    – postage stamps
    – return videos to video store
    – hub to hire a dog walker/cat feeder

    fees arranged individually. Surrounding businesses would benefit from the extra traffic, albeit by proxy.

    This might already exist elsewhere.

  4. admin says:

    Brilliant idea, JerseyJim. Someone would make a ton of money on that and provide a valuable service.

    But “return videos to video store”? what is this, 1998?

  5. Susan says:

    As long as it’s not a nail salon, it’ll improve things!

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