by Bill Batson
The parcel at the corner of Church Street and South Broadway has a development cycle similar to the cicada. The 17-year siesta of those insects who returned to Nyack last spring is actually shorter than the period of hibernation between transitions at this once famous facade. Occupants and sometimes buildings would come and go with two or three decades-long lulls before the next incarnation. Now, that pattern appears to have been broken. The ground that supported theaters named Broadway, Tappan Zee Playhouse and Helen Hayes and a market named Chef’s just four years ago, is coming alive again, when Southie’s of Broadway soon opens.