Wal-Mart on Hospital Rd
Tom

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Feb 2, 2009
As a resident of East Patchogue, I’ve seen Walbuams, Hollywood Video, Fantasy Land and Home Depot leave just with-in 3 years. Another huge site is proposed for Bohemia to bring Target and Kohls in. We need affordable housing and tax cuts. No more box stores. Brookhaven needs to stop unnecessary applications and re-think their building code. Bellport is in disrepair but a Wal-Mart is the answer? We need our community to attend hearings and write letters to the Supervisor, requesting that we oppose Wal-Mart. Do we have a civic association together?
The Bronx

New York, NY

#22 Feb 2, 2009
J-O-B-S, that's what it brings.

Money, spending, boost the economy, decreased crime rate, less people on welfare, more people paying child support, less burdon on the tax payer, more people paying there own way.

You may not see the benefits, but the poor folk do.

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#23 Feb 2, 2009
This is terrible. When is this one supposed to open ?
Someone

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Feb 3, 2009
Tom wrote:
As a resident of East Patchogue, I’ve seen Walbuams, Hollywood Video, Fantasy Land and Home Depot leave just with-in 3 years. Another huge site is proposed for Bohemia to bring Target and Kohls in. We need affordable housing and tax cuts. No more box stores. Brookhaven needs to stop unnecessary applications and re-think their building code. Bellport is in disrepair but a Wal-Mart is the answer? We need our community to attend hearings and write letters to the Supervisor, requesting that we oppose Wal-Mart. Do we have a civic association together?
Home Depot didn't move very far and Lowe's just opened a location on Montauk which got rid of one of the bigger eyesores in EP.

Waldbaums closed because A&P lets many of their stores go to crap (sound familiar? They've been failing longer than most of us have been alive.) It didn't help that they purchased Pathmark right before they announced the closure of the store.
If Shoprite ever goes where Waldbaums was, most East Patchogue residents will forget that such a piss poor store like Waldbaums ever existed.

Hollywood Video is a nearly dead business model, and Fantasy Land is probably the only store that was a innocent victim, pure and simple.

And affordable housing on LI either means condos, retirement villages or Section 8. To think they'd throw a bone to the middle class is downright preposterous.

The only thing wrong about Wal-Mart is its proximity to such a trafficked location. Besides that, can it really be worse than downtown East Patchogue? You can't kill what's already dead.
SayNO2Walmart

Bronx, NY

#25 Feb 4, 2009
Tom wrote:
As a resident of East Patchogue, I’ve seen Walbuams, Hollywood Video, Fantasy Land and Home Depot leave just with-in 3 years. Another huge site is proposed for Bohemia to bring Target and Kohls in. We need affordable housing and tax cuts. No more box stores. Brookhaven needs to stop unnecessary applications and re-think their building code. Bellport is in disrepair but a Wal-Mart is the answer? We need our community to attend hearings and write letters to the Supervisor, requesting that we oppose Wal-Mart. Do we have a civic association together?
Tom, there is a well organized grassroots group working on the proposed Walmart project. You can find out more info & sign up for updates at:
http://walmartli.org/
SayNO2Walmart

Bronx, NY

#26 Feb 4, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
This is terrible. When is this one supposed to open ?
NEVER, we hope!!
Someone

Brooklyn, NY

#27 Feb 4, 2009
SayNO2Walmart wrote:
<quoted text>
Tom, there is a well organized grassroots group working on the proposed Walmart project. You can find out more info & sign up for updates at:
http://walmartli.org/
It's so well organized, you can say it's a union!
The Bronx

New York, NY

#28 Feb 5, 2009
You can't have it both ways people.

Either you want progress or you want more of the same.

It's a give and take situation. There is no cookie cutter solution to the problem. Weigh the pro's and con's.
Darren

Brooklyn, NY

#29 Feb 6, 2009
Of course any union or edjucated person would condone this .It would destoy a neighborhood and erode any small bussiness within 10 miles .whatever stores are in patchogue that sell anything that wal-mart has will see a 30-40% loss of sales so if you want the rest of mainstreet to look like the old plaza theater than just push this project through.Oh and if MAZZI has his hands in this that has been stated by other posts than he is a wortless piece of sh!t like any other really popular wannabe "CAN YOU SAY BRIBE!!"
Someone

Brooklyn, NY

#30 Feb 8, 2009
Darren wrote:
Of course any union or edjucated person would condone this .It would destoy a neighborhood and erode any small bussiness within 10 miles .whatever stores are in patchogue that sell anything that wal-mart has will see a 30-40% loss of sales so if you want the rest of mainstreet to look like the old plaza theater than just push this project through.
The only stores this would probably affect are the chain stores that are already in Patchogue to begin with, and and the majority are not on Main Street. Main Street is not a place for shopping anymore - it's a place for eating and hanging out. Gateway Plaza and the various other retail locales around killed Patchogue Village retail a long time ago, and what's replacing it is service-based stores and specialty stores in Patchogue.
KMZ

White Plains, NY

#31 Feb 14, 2009
There is a sight dedicated to this issue. I can not find it via google. Does anyone know the URL?
epfree

Edison, NJ

#32 Feb 14, 2009

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#33 Feb 14, 2009
Thank you fr the link !

I signed the petition !

:)
John D - East Patchogue

Ridge, NY

#34 Feb 20, 2009
I've lived in this area for over 36 years and Walowitz had that area rezoned in the 70's for a medical building and small shopping center. Never built it in over 30 yrs.The Town of Brookhaven should have reverted this zoning back to residential when he didn't come throught. Now Walmart dangles a carrot in front of him and he wants this monstrosity built on the property he couldn't. This residential area is not the place for this type of business. It's bad enough traffic wise to get through this area on a good day. There are alternative sites to build this building, like the old Home Depot on RT 112 and there is space in the almost abandonded Bellport Outlets. I hope our elected officals see through there deceptional tacticts and realize this is not the proper area for this store.
John D - East Patchogue

Ridge, NY

#35 Feb 20, 2009
Also after reading the Post today 2/19/09, I see that they are going to pay out 684 million dollars to settle Federal and Civil lawsuits brought about by there employees reference overtime and their meal breaks. When they treat their employees in this matter, how much of a good neighbor will they be. Come on people see through the money that their dangling in front of our noses( taxes etc) and see them for what the are and will do to our local merchants who will be driven out of business.
John D - East Patchogue

Ridge, NY

#36 Feb 20, 2009
In reply to the J-O-B-S from the Bronx, How come the City of New York wouldn't let them build their store in the city. Their NOT the GOOD neighbors you think they are. You waqnt J-O-B-S so bad, let them build in the BRONX.
Randy

AOL

#37 Feb 20, 2009
The economy is really bad right now and a Wallmart will give people jobs and take the off of social services. We need to boost the economy. As far the trees we can always plant more in the ones they take down. As far as traffic goes they can make the roads wider.IM PRO WALLMART.........
Darren

Brooklyn, NY

#38 Feb 20, 2009
Randy wrote:
The economy is really bad right now and a Wallmart will give people jobs and take the off of social services. We need to boost the economy. As far the trees we can always plant more in the ones they take down. As far as traffic goes they can make the roads wider.IM PRO WALLMART.........
you must be some jackass from out of town!!!
NO WALMART

Coram, NY

#39 Feb 25, 2009
This Walmart would destroy this area.And will bring down the local house values.I for one don't want this being built in my area.The North servive road traffic leading out of my community would be worse then it is now.Anyone who is pro Walmart let's built it by your house. So you can hear all the tracker trailers all night and day.
DWW

New York, NY

#40 Feb 26, 2009
The Bronx wrote:
You can't have it both ways people.
Either you want progress or you want more of the same.
It's a give and take situation. There is no cookie cutter solution to the problem. Weigh the pro's and con's.
Could you possibly talk using more clichés?
1. It's a give and take situation.
2.cookie cutter solution to the problem
3.Weigh the pro's and con's

I mean... man I'm starving for an original thought here.

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