With imagination and determination, the former Kaplan’s Market in Greenport has a ton of potential for a person who would like to set up shop at home.
Once a neighborhood store, this circa 1938 building is no longer commercially zoned, but with the proper permits, it can be used as a home-based business, says Nicholas Planamento of Town & Country Real Estate, who, with Jeanmarie Bay, is marketing the property for $199,000. “I think it really screams home goods or it would be great for someone who wants to focus on art,” Planamento says.
Eileen Wingate, village building inspector, says the owner is entitled to 20- or 25 percent of space for home occupation.
Situated near Stirling Lake, the building has a near storefront; the residence is in the rear. It has a kitchen and two bathrooms. The space lends itself to one bedroom, Planamento says, noting there is a garden in the back.