Nicole EdenedoDec 14, 2016, 8:48 amDec 14, 2016, 10:18 am

Bronxville looks for public input on how to boost local economy

Mayor says village is facing declining sales revenue

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The Westchester County community of Bronxville is hoping to reboot its village economy and they're asking locals for their input.

More businesses seem to be leaving Bronxville faster than they are setting up shop locally, according to the village Mayor Mary Marvin. That's just one reason why the village is looking to take an active role in bringing more businesses in and boosting the local economy.

Bronxville is calling for public input on how to put the village back on the map for small business real estate.

In a recent column, Mayor Marvin says the business environment is growing ever more competitive these days with people focusing their attention to online shopping as well as choosing convenience over community by shopping at big-box national retail brands instead of small businesses.

Mayor Marvin says an increasing number of empty storefronts in the village and declining sales revenue are the main reasons why the village may consider altering current rules and regulations for operating business in town.

She wants the village to consider if more parking, incentives for business owners, better advertising and better leasing options could all help put Bronxville back on the map as a destination for shoppers and businesses.

Bronxville's mayor also wants to look into state regulations and penalties for landlords who perpetually keep storefronts empty and don't make efforts to really bring in new business tenants.

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