The property that once held a Hudson Valley icon in the form of Hermans Nursery in the Town of Poughkeepsie is up for sale.

According to Loopnet, the 9.9-acre property located right on Route 44 is on the market for $1,750,000. It offers flexible commercial zoning and the potential for subdivision. It would be ideal for retail, a bank, health club, convenience store or a variety of all of the above.

There are nearly 80,000 people living within a five-mile radius of the property with a median age of 37 and an average income of $81,000 so there is potential there. Those numbers are bound to increase when the new East Dale project is completed right down the road.

I once lived in an apartment on this property and have nothing but nice things to say about Mr. Herman. He was a great landlord and an even nicer man. William 'Bill' Herman passed away in the summer of 2017.

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