Visions for Vacancies: 2 S. Water St.

What do you think should replace the former Greenwich Lobster House?

For 5 years, it was the Greenwich Lobster Houseā€”a seafood house standing sentinel at the crossroads of the Byram section of Greenwich and Port Chester, NY.

Before that, for decades it was the venerable Amerigo's Italian restaurant where locals came for homemade dishes.

For whatever reason, the Greenwich Lobster House closed almost a year ago.

What business do you think should go into the space? What would help continue the revitalization of the quaint Byram neighborhood? A restaurant? What type of restaurant?

Tell us in the comments section.

Teri M March 02, 2012 at 12:31 PM
Bond007 March 02, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Maybe a DD,Starbucks,or Subway. And yes an IHOP would also be welcomed!! I suppose we could use another bank? Chase doesn't have a branch there.
Mary Louise Brown March 02, 2012 at 01:48 PM
IHOP, Red Lobster, Chucks One limiting factor has been the staircase to get in. Add an escalator or elevator and more people will come.
Paul Pugliese March 02, 2012 at 04:17 PM
The use needs to be a restaurant due to the existing use and liquor license although the CVS proposed years ago would have been great for the whole area. The new restaurant should apply for an outdoor dining deck. If you enter the front door on the corner you are at dining level with no stairs.
pina santanna March 02, 2012 at 04:42 PM
Salad Place..like Chopt'd
pina santanna March 02, 2012 at 04:43 PM
no more banks please... just keep your money underneath your mattress... LOL
Jenny Rye & Chris Pincus March 02, 2012 at 05:56 PM
NO IHOP please and NO Starbucks, as it would hurt our local coffee shops. As owners of a business right up the street, Mill Street Home, many of our customers would like a nice restaurant to have lunch at. We agree with Paul and would love to see an outdoor dining deck.
dwight brugo March 02, 2012 at 07:48 PM
Trader joes
Kim March 02, 2012 at 09:10 PM
A market of some sort... No chain stores... Some place we could pick up items instead of having to go to portchester or central Greenwich for everything.
Geoff Lazlo March 04, 2012 at 03:48 PM
What about a quality restaurant that can add value to the neighborhood. There is Tarry Lodge, but it's prices are high for what you get in terms of service and food quality. There could also be a small market attached to the restaurant that sell ready to go meals.
cynthia hahn March 06, 2012 at 09:03 PM
No IHOP and NO Starbucks , No chain store at all. I also own a business up the street, CYNTHIA's, on Mill Street. I agree with Jenny and Chris. A large chain would only hurt our local businesses. I agree we need a nice restaurant that serves lunch with the outside seating. I also think that they could split the space - we do need a market in the area.
Teri M March 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM
Laura Harper February 14, 2013 at 04:51 AM
I hope it becomes another seafood restaurant. There just isn't a good ol' New England Seafood restuarant nearby. My family comes up to visit from Florida and North Carolina and California, and I have nowhere to take them now that is quintessentially "Connecticut". I hear there is a "Striped Bass" or something going in there now. I wish something like the U.S.S. Chowderpot, like in Hartford, would come here. I just live 4 houses away, it was my hangout. I hope it's seafood again! And yes, they seriously need to take advantage of their waterfront view and put a dining deck out there...even if it is ugly industrial things right now...that would change if Port Chester would take some pride in itself.


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