Who Should Move to the Avenue Chevy Site?

A prime piece of Randall Road real estate remains unsold after a longtime local business shut down this past winter.

One of the largest parcels of land currently for sale in Batavia has sat vacant all year.

The eight-acre site on the southeast corner of Randall Road and McKee Street was home to Avenue Chevrolet for about 30 years, according to .

after a total of 82 years in various locations within Batavia. The family business was hit hard by the economic downturn and the Obama administration directive for General Motors to cut dealerships in order to receive bailout funding, owner John Clark said.

Batavia Enterprises announced that the Avenue Chevy property was for sale back on Feb. 21.

"This is a very important piece of property to our community," said Austin Dempsey, Batavia Enterprises Real Estate owner and broker, in the announcement. "From Randall Road, it serves as a gateway to downtown Batavia and it is a vital source of tax revenue."

You tell us: What types of businesses would you like to see open in the former Avenue Chevy site on Randall Road? No prediction is too out there, no suggestion is too off base!

Share your ideas for this Randall-McKee site in the comments section below.

Erika August 29, 2012 at 03:02 PM
How about using it for a recreation center that Batavia needs and deserves! Very close to the high school, convenient, and easily accessible.
Barb August 31, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Lifetime fitness
Jamie August 31, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I like the idea of a rec center in this space.
Erik September 19, 2012 at 04:16 AM
I say a 3 star hotel, complete with meeting facilities and a landscaped water feature in front. The rec center should occupy the former Siemens propeerty, IMO...


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