The holds great meaning to many longtime West Islip residents. But the venerable catering hall now sits empty, as it has for much of the time over the past four years.
In the first of a continuing series “Visions for Vacancies” West Islip Patch will feature vacant storefronts and seek input from readers as to the type of business they would like to see fill the empty location.
Since a community meeting four years ago in which a Walgreens drug store and a refurbished La Grange was proposed for the site, there has been little action at the property with one notable exception.
In 2010, a trio of business partners reopened La Grange for a short time seeking to make a go of it as a catering facility. While the community was excited by the prospect of La Grange again being an active business and a place where local groups could hold fundraisers and residents could host a family party, those good feelings were short lived.
By the end of 2010 the catering hall was again closed.
Today, ringed by a chain link fence, La Grange sits quiet and many in the community wonder what the future holds for the property.
In the comments section below, let West Islip Patch know what your vision is for this vacancy.