A Note From The President

Hello FSCA Members and non-members.  The new board of the FSCA is settling in and we are on a mission this year to keep Franklin Square, Garden City South, West Hempstead, all of School district #17, the best place to live, and the best school district.  As many of you already know, we are truly one big family, we stick together. The FSCA in conjunction with the community has lots of great things and events happening this year.  We need your help, and your voice to help drive these initiatives forward.  Please tell your family, friends, and neighbors to come to our meetings, join the FSCA, and help make Franklin Square the best that it can be!
I look forward to seeing everyone at our meetings and events.
See you soon! 
John Randazzo
President, Franklin Square Civic Association

'Round The Square

Artist & Craftsman Supply

This art supply store at 941 Hempstead Turnpike has closed May 10, 2018.

Gonzo’s Mexican Grill

This Mexican eatery at 149 Nassau Boulevard is moving to 257 Nassau Boulevard in May in what was formerly Magic Burger.

Cartridge World

This FSCA business member specializing in retailing ink and toner cartridges for domestic and commercial computer printers currently located at 776 Hempstead Turnpike will be moving this May to 918 Hempstead Turnpike in what was formerly NY Souvenirs.

Burger King

This hamburger fast food restaurant known for it’s “Home of the Whopper” will be located on the empty lot next to Valley Caterers that was once the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Public Works. Permits request drive thru, outdoor dining, off street parking, dumpster enclosures, canopies and signage. The space will be shared with Red Robin. Construction has not begun. The Town hearing was May 9th.

Red Robin

This American casual dining restaurant known for it’s gourmet burgers and brews will be located on the empty lot next to Valley Caterers that was once the Town of Hempstead’s Department of Public Works. Permits request drive thru, outdoor dining, off street parking, dumpster enclosures, canopies and signage. The space will be shared with Burger King. Construction has not begun. The Town hearing was May 9th.

Slots-A-Lot Raceway

A slot racing activity store located at 1100 Hempstead Turnpike remains open under new management.

Lu Lu's Bakery

A new bakery located at 988 Hempstead Turnpike opened in May 2018 in what was formerly Ramona Lee’s Bakery.

Infrastructure - Road Repaving Projects

The resurfacing of Fenworth Boulevard from Franklin Avenue to Claflin Boulevard began in April. New curbs and ramps on the corners have been already completed in some areas.

The resurfacing of Franklin Avenue to Corona Avenue is scheduled to begin this fall. This was in response to a letter sent to County Executive Laura Curran signed by John Randazzo - President of your Franklin Square Civic Association, Bruno M. Caracciolo – President of the Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce and John Salzman Jr. – Chief of Department of the Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department.

A similar letter was sent to Town of Hempstead Supervisor Laura A. Gillen requesting that Scherer Boulevard from Hempstead Turnpike to Franklin Avenue be resurfaced. We have not received a response yet.

NYCOM (A Verizon Wireless Retailer)

This Verizon Wireless retailer currently located at 804 Hempstead Turnpike will be moving to 595 Hempstead Turnpike, in what was formerly Sleepy’s. The move will take place sometime this summer. Construction work has begun.

The Halãl King of NY

An eatery serving wings, gyros and platters at 63 Hempstead Turnpike will tentatively be opened in May 2018.

Franklin Kitchen & Bath

A kitchen cabinet, counter top, kitchen & bath tile and installation business at 965 Hempstead Turnpike opened in March 2018 in what was formerly Cracker Jack Auto, US-1 Auto. (Back in the 1950’s & 60’s it was Pergament’s)

My Three Sons Bagels

A new bagel store located at 295 Nassau Boulevard will be opening in 2018

Starbucks

This coffee shop chain will be located at the Northeast of Hempstead Turnpike and Nassau Boulevard and will be opening tentatively in June or July 2018 in what was formerly an Exxon gas station

Team Believe MMA

A mixed martial arts business located at 139 New Hyde Park Road opened in February.

St. Stephens Orthodox Church:

Located at 858 Roosevelt Street is having construction work done and is almost complete to convert the “Our Little Angel Day Care” center into a parish hall. Parking is also being added to the lot. This church is associated with the Korean Church of Brooklyn and was formerly St. James the Just an Episcopal denomination.

Upcoming FSCA Events

FSCA - General Meeting
June 20 2018
07:00PM - 09:00PM
TBD (will be updated with location soon! Please check back)

Upcoming Community Events

Franklin Square Memorial Day Parade & Memorial Ceremony
May 28 2018
10:00AM - 12:00PM
The parade starts on Hempstead Turnpike at Lincoln Rd and ends at the Gazebo on Naple Ave (Across from Rath Park)
"Paint Your World Purple" Relay for Life - Fundraiser for American Cancer Society
June 01 2018
06:00PM -
H. Frank Carey High School - Visit www.RelayForLife.org for info
Kiwanis Street Fair
June 03 2018
10:00AM - 04:00PM
Franklin Avenue (from Hempstead Tpke. to Scherer Blvd.)
Belmont Stakes
June 09 2018
12:00AM
Belmont Racetrack
Town of Hempstead Pools Open
June 16 2018
08:00AM -
All Town of Hempstead Pools
S.T.O.P. - Pollutant Trash Program - East Rockaway
June 24 2018
08:00AM - 03:00PM
Bay Park, 1st Avenue, East Rockaway

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