The newly formed New Dorp Merchants Group's mission is simple- to create an influx of shoppers in order to fill the vacancies. Once a bustling retail center, New Dorp Lane has fallen victim to competiton from popular shopping destiations like the Staten Island Mall. It is the Merchant Group's hope that more will join the fold of over ten new businesses that have opened in the past year.  The group will soon incorporate into a non-profit called the New Dorp Local Development Corporation and has big plans to set in motion.

The Lane theater formerly located on New Dorp Lane, Staten Island. Featured Movie was 'Night Hawks' in June, 1981. (Staten Island Advance Photo)

Those big plans begin with the Columbus Day festival this Monday, from 11am to 5pm, right on New Dorp Lane. Activities include face painting and blow up rides for the kids, as well as entertainment from local dance studios and a sidewalk sale. Center stage will be located at the Santander bank branch parking lot on the corner of 10th Street.

(Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hammel)

Other improvements include a television commercial to air on Verizon Fios and Time Warner Cable showcasing the storefronts and business owners. 30 banners and storefront signs will be placed along New Dorp Lane to increase visual impact along the shopping district. Finally, the usual Holiday Lights will expand their reaches from Hylan Boulevard all the way up to Richmond Road.

(Staten Island Advance/ Jan Somma-Hammel)

These planned events and improvements have businesses owners and potential shoppers along the retail destiation buzzing. We hope your shopping plans include a stop on New Dorp Lane! 

 For more information on the bright future of New Dorp Lane visit the links below.

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