ANCHORED TO HAVERSTRAW 14 Broadway Property Has Limitless Potential
STORY BY JOSEPH KUHN PHOTOGRAPHY BY SAMANTHA FINCH
of the largest properties in historic
downtown Haverstraw is about to be completely renovated and reopened. After 20 years of neglect, 14 Broadway is being refurbished and repurposed thanks to the efforts of owner Dan Lenchner at NuRock Holdings, based in Pearl River. The top level of the nearly 20,000 rentable square-foot property will be converted into apartments, and the possibilities for the main floor and basement are limited only to one’s imagination. “Grocery store, fitness center, laundromat, urgent care center, restaurants and bars” are just some of the possible uses for the property according to Dan. A professional real estate developer and personal acquaintance of Haverstraw Mayor Michael Kohut, Dan has his work cut out for him choosing what sort of tenant would be best suited for his new acquisition. The building was originally constructed in the early 20th century and was a Five and Dime for most of its life. When the general mercantile store closed, no one could figure out what to do with the space. “We could never get the right tenant to commit,” explained Mayor Kohut, who is hopeful that the new owner will be able to realize the property’s potential. “I’d like to see it become a destination spot, something that draws people into the village.” He suggested a number of possibilities for new occupants ranging from restaurants, arcades, a brewery or The town of Haverstraw offers many attractions for residents and tourists including a bustling downtown, playground and beautiful river views.
Rivertown Magazine, May 2019