What Biz Should Fill the Bank of America Building?

Building has been vacant since early 2010 and is one of the largest spaces in downtown Ridgewood.

One of the village's largest, most iconic downtown buildings remains vacant after closing several years ago.

According to the village's office of assessment, the Bank of America building remains one of the village's most valued properties, with an assessment checking in at $5,400,000 for a total of 34,000 square feet.

It  after the multinational bank reported record losses.

Sources familiar with the property, located at 58 E. Ridgewood Ave., say numerous ideas have been pitched, but quibbles over high rent and a large amount of variances needed (notably, parking) have slowed the process.

What do you think should fill the space? A small mall? A night club? Restaurant? A big retail store?

(Perhaps a bank that serves frozen yogurt, pizza, and does nails? Anyone? Beuhler?)

Let us know in the comments what you'd like to see.

James Kleimann May 09, 2012 at 02:50 PM
I saw that! I even commented to a friend how out of place it seems.
Bill Connor May 10, 2012 at 01:41 PM
as previously suggested a boutique hotel.Travel to Morristowns downtown and you can see how the Hotel is the bedrock for business spend as well as for residents events parties fund raisers.Train to the City right there cant Hurt.Good Luck to us all,
Melvin Freedenberg May 13, 2012 at 03:40 PM
After reading about the mothly costs, it is going to be near impossible for somebody to plunk down that kind of money and assume the monthly fixed charges. Only an idiot would make that kind of investment. Is Donald Trump in the house?
Steve May 14, 2012 at 05:03 AM
How about making it a bank? It's already set up for one.
News Man July 17, 2012 at 11:46 AM
Back to square one, with a Skull and Crossbones on the flag post. Perhaps, put there by the Realtor that is still looking for a use and buyer July 17, 2012. Patch advertising just gave them a free ad today.


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