POLL: What Should Replace Harmon Discount?

Let your opinion be heard.

Harmon Discount recently closed its doors after more than 40 years in business in RVC.

We want to know what you'd like to see fill the vacant store. Take our poll and let us know. If you have an idea that isn't listed, feel free to post it in our comments section!

Alex Cepero December 21, 2011 at 03:42 PM
Nothing. Bring it back. That place was my one-stop-shop for airline travel size toiletries, detergents, shampoo/conditioner, deodorant, and ad-hoc items. It's the biggest shame to see it go. I'm extremely disappointed.
Frank December 21, 2011 at 04:46 PM
Let's hope that Dollar General takes a pass on that location. I would love to see: 1. Mini-Fortunoff. I miss the quality items that mass retailers are simply not carrying (e.g. fine china, silver, crystal.). and let's face it, how often can you scour Home Goods and sift through the schlock? 2. Apple Store. sells itself. 3. Local Brewery. We can call it "Mill River" Brewing Company. Can bottle "Mill River Ale, Pilsner, Lager and toss in "Mill River Hard Cider" made with LI apples. Why not? God knows we drink a lot in RVC and just look at the success of Blue Point! 4. Pool Hall / Gaming site. I miss the one we had on Sunrise. 5. Steak House (e.g. Ruth Chris, Morton's, etc). Who couldn't use a steak? 6. Williams Sonoma 7. Dylan's Candy 8. Scholastic Store / Discovery Store. 9. urban outfitters 10. Bohemian coffee/tea house. Similar to "Witch's Brew'. 11. A hands on kids museum or gallery? it's a stretch, but a small version of the American Museum of Natural history would be cool. 12. Aveda / Origins / L’OCCITANE / 13. Bookstore and cafe 14. a spa like L'Institut Sothys. 15. Indian, Russian, Hungarian, “something different” restaurant than the mainstream Italian and Chinese.
TomH December 21, 2011 at 11:22 PM
Frank is the man. While foods ain't coming anywhere on the south shore near rvc. They have very strict parking requirements.
Drew Guarini December 22, 2011 at 05:21 AM
Lot of these are great. Local brewery is a very cool idea.
Nancy December 22, 2011 at 12:28 PM
I think Williams Sonoma would be something different, we don't need another restaurant.
Marc December 22, 2011 at 02:37 PM
Condisering all the grousing here about local drinking, a local brewery seems a contrdiction in terms...
Russell December 22, 2011 at 06:30 PM
If it has to be restaurant, I'd like to see a Chipoltle but the space may be too large. Perhaps a Trader Joe's?
Jason December 22, 2011 at 07:02 PM
Expansion of municipal parking only!! Just as what should replace The movie theatre on Morris and Sunrise!
patti katzman December 22, 2011 at 08:09 PM
Trader Joes, Fairway or Whole Foods.....oh, I wish!!!!!
icarumba December 22, 2011 at 10:49 PM
As long as metered parking is limited to 2 hours. NONE of frank's suggestions will work. the last thing RVC needs is another place that serves "libations"- and all the problems they cause. .Doesn't RVC have enough restaurants? I do like suggestion #10.Trader Joes wont come to RVC when they are in Oceanside.Fairway just opened in Douglaston and their nearest nassau location is Plainview. Whole Foods is called "whole paycheck"-for obvious reasons. It is incredible that RVC has King Kullen and Waldbaums- two of the most mediocre supermarkets ive ever seen. Stew Leonards has beer&wine stores in carle place and farmingdale. Why not let them open one of their grocery locations in RVC?
Frank December 22, 2011 at 11:16 PM
@ icarumba. I like the Stew Leonards idea, but I would prefer if they take over the Waldbaums site. With access to Sunrise Hwy, LIRR, JFK nearby for the imports, and plenty of parking, it would be a no-brainer. But the got to fix the problem of getting into the parking lot when traveling south on Ocean Ave. A Fairway seems probable, but they seem to snub the south shore market. not sure why. The Harmon site is too small for a larger market. You need a specialty shop. As long as it's not a dollar store.
Kevin O'Reilly December 23, 2011 at 02:33 PM
Book Store
icarumba December 24, 2011 at 04:54 PM
books a million just took over the borders express store in green acres.watch as they will probably lose a ton of $$. barnes and noble is surviving only because of their huge college and specialty book division.don't be surprised if they close more retail locations in the near future. retail bookstores are just not going to be able to thrive. its a shame but that's the way it is in todays world. amazon.com changed the whole ballgame.
Jason January 15, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Once again more parking for the present merchants to prosper.
Craig Lombardo February 10, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I suggest a Harmon Discount.
Jason February 10, 2012 at 01:37 PM
Bridget February 21, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I want Harmon to come back. The sooner - the better!


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