25 Businesses That Could Fill that Empty Space in Downtown Binghamton
Since I moved here, Court Street in downtown Binghamton has had a huge chunk of unused real estate. Here's 25 businesses that could make better use of the prime location.
Months later, the reason that Dos Rios and The Colonial closed down is pretty common knowledge. As reported by WNBF's Bob Joseph, the locations shut down while members of the ownership group fought felony sexual assault charges, though they cited financial issues as the reason for the closure. Since then, both the popular restaurants have been shuttered, with Dos Rios being placed for sale in September.
The real estate location is about as prime as it gets in the area. It's right in the heart of downtown Binghamton, surrounded by businesses and in the same area which Binghamton University students tend to frequent on chaotic weekend nights. The possibilities for the space are quite literally endless. It doesn't just have to be a new bar or restaurant that takes over the space either, although that is something I would certainly be interested in.
But there's also a lot more practical options for the space. A day care springs to mind immediately, for parents of young children working in the downtown Binghamton area. Or a yoga studio for people that want a convenient place to work up a sweat after work. Or maybe something even more fun like an indoor glow in the dark mini-golf course or arcade.
Whatever it ends up becoming, the real estate is simply too valuable to allow it to go unused for as long as it has been already. So here's 25 ideas for what could take over that space in downtown Binghamton.