General categories of things that I would like to see around here...
-Drugstore: where I can get skin care products and other toiletries at a reasonable price ( and should be open on Sundays)
-Hardware store: that would have stuff than an apartment dweller needs (I dont count the place on Nostrand cause its geared to a professional audience or the place on Bedford cause its always closed)
-Good eats: whatever it is has to be good and cheap think street food ie under $7. Give me Vietnamese sandwiches, fried bakes and saltfish, noodles, tacos, meat on a stick- whatever it is make it tasty and cheap and people will come. But make sure it is food you know and that you can make authentically.
-Ice cream: but please dont make it all frou-frou and $3 a scoop other wise you will fail. But give me some good mango or vanilla ice cream and I will be all over that place
The owners can decide if any of the above would fit in that space and or their business model.
P.S. For those talking about fried seafood- Maroc which is on Park Place between Bedford and Rogers serves up shrimp, crab and other fried seafood goodness. Its a tiny little spot but in the summer they have tables on the sidewalk. It has a Caribbean vibe and has smoothies and drinks to boot.
Also the fresh seafood place on Nostrand @Sterling I think (which has a better selection than what I saw at Compare Foods) can steam or deep fry your seafood for you while you wait.