Board approves Stop&Shop for S. Farmingdale

Full story: Newsday 40
Eight years after its initial application, Stop & Shop got the green light from the Town of Oyster Bay to build a store in South Farmingdale. Full Story
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kay

Plainview, NY

#1 Jun 30, 2008
A supermarket paying 5 bucks an hour is going to keep people in town?? How ambitious!! How about Main Street turns into a ghost town/ghetto. Life isn't all about food, we don't need a supermarket/bank/gas station on every corner a la Queens!
shar jackson

Massapequa Park, NY

#2 Jun 30, 2008
i love amy
liner

Hicksville, NY

#3 Jun 30, 2008
"Nearly a dozen opponents to the project asked the board to reserve its decision until it reviewed alternate plans for affordable housing, an office park, a community center or the expansion of adjacent Allen Park. They expressed concerns about traffic and the grocery store's effect on downtown businesses.":
Or even, God forbid, plant grass and trees and leave it the hell alone.
red white and blue

AOL

#4 Jun 30, 2008
Why would anyone want to buils on a superfund site? Whats wrong with the Waldbaums on Main Street? Do we really need another ginat mega-food store in our overpopulated county? With any mega-supermarket you can always count on two things: traffic and crime! Who the F even knows where Moror Pkwy. is! Its not a busy roadway that sees high traffic volume....this roadway cannot accomodate this type of new traffic....excellent move T.O.B. for contributing to urban sprawl and future decay!
mcdougal

Manorville, NY

#5 Jun 30, 2008
I can't stand when I get lint underneath my toe nail. I'm gonna have some soup.
Daler

Thousand Oaks, CA

#6 Jun 30, 2008
Got to love big business with deep pockets......and how much did those people who were bused in get paid???....Yeah.....what a true representation of the people of Farmingdale.
mister hard driver

New Hyde Park, NY

#7 Jun 30, 2008
anyone taking bets on how long after this store is open the Waldbaum's a few blocks away closes down?

“Trying is...”

Since: Feb 08

the first step towards failure

#8 Jun 30, 2008
Now if someone would approve a Walmart in N. Bellport we'd be gettin somewhere.
Dave

San Antonio, TX

#9 Jun 30, 2008
Al Kahalik wrote:
Now if someone would approve a Walmart in N. Bellport we'd be gettin somewhere.
Don't complain at least Stop n Shop is union.Walmart is not and Walmart is slowing killing union jobs.I am thankfull for my pension from Local 1500.Walmart is a joke.
tales of the future

Garden City, NY

#10 Jun 30, 2008
It'll be sick but interesting watching Long Island fall into a crime ridden ghetto. Then the North Shore will erect a new Harian's wall to keep out the gangs and crackheads and drive into and out from their fortresses in SUV's designed for Israeli diplomats - bullet bomb and mobproof for those rides into Roosevelt Field and the beach
Chris

Staten Island, NY

#11 Jun 30, 2008
Great move. That place has been an eyesore since I was born. Farmingdale doesn't need more low income housing, but rather a retailer who will take care of the property.
Had enough

Farmingdale, NY

#12 Jun 30, 2008
TOB is officially off their rockers.

That's great, approve to build this in a residental area.
I am sure the residents that live in the area, accross the street from this property, just had their real estate values drop the moment this was approved.

Motor Avenue can not handle the traffic this super market is going to create. Not to mention the traffic on south main street. Try making a left at the light of Motor and S.Main at 5pm.

Did anyone on the TOB board notice that King Kullen on rt 109, less than a mile away, closed their doors last month? Oh wait that was located 1000 ft into the Town of Babylon side of Farmingdale. That side doesn't matter to the TOBAY board.
Also the Walmart on rt 110 is planned to become a Super Walmart, so a grocery store will eventually go in that location.

Yes the warehouses that were on the property, were an eye sore. However they did not generate traffic, as they have laid dormant for the past 20 sum years.

KarmaQueen

Yonkers, NY

#13 Jun 30, 2008
just wait, a dollar store and stationary will be there as well....get a voice people-wisen up and start attending your BOE and Town meetings, bet the people of Farmingdale are up in arms about this (NOT!)
ali

Mineola, NY

#14 Jul 1, 2008
thats a residential area??, that liberty site has been a horrible thing to look at especially next to that park. Finally after 20 years or more something will finally be built there. Waldbaums will be fine. I happen to like stop and shop and I think it will do fine and build up that area. Give me a break about traffic. It's not like everyone will be shopping at once. Change is good.
liner

Hicksville, NY

#15 Jul 1, 2008
Al Kahalik wrote:
Now if someone would approve a Walmart in N. Bellport we'd be gettin somewhere.
LOL! My idea of a dream job....store manager at N Bellport walmutts!!
farmingdale resident

Bayside, NY

#16 Jul 1, 2008
I don't know what all of the anger is regarding this Stop and Shop. First of all, there has been loads of construction with hugh trucks going in and out of this area. I can gaurantee not one of you have noticed these trucks on motor avenue. Traffic will be routed away from the residential area. Second of all, they will be required to clean the superfund site that will soon be contaminating our water supply in this town with it's hugh toxic plume underground. You wouldn't allow your kids to play in that area of the site anyway..those of you that are so environment conscious. Walbaums on main street is expensive and dirty. I would rather see that site be torn down and affordable housing be placed in that spot. It is already surrounded by affordable housing anyway. It will help with our tax base (possibly). It will provide jobs for the kids that are wandering around aimlessly in this neighborhood. It will allow for expansion of Allen Park. It will stimulate competition between stores to bring down prices. It will provide services that are not available on main street. Rite Aid across from this site is now closed. King Kullen on 109 is now closed. I live here, and am not worried about traffic. Try to drive down main street in the morning. Maybe it will divert that traffic. Stores like Starkie Brothers will get a boost from increased visibility. Need I continue this?? In a town where you now have 2 remaining shopping centers (Best Yet is really a glorified grocery store), I don't see how this could be bad. Don't forget, Farmingdale is not a gated community. You will draw from Bethpage and Massapequa as well. Tax dollors spent elsewhere.
TOB Res

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Jul 2, 2008
Just another example of hypocrisy from Venditto and the TOB board.

http://nassaugopwatch.blogspot.com/2008/07/de...
Had enough

Farmingdale, NY

#18 Jul 2, 2008
farmingdale resident wrote:
I can gaurantee not one of you have noticed these trucks on motor avenue. Traffic will be routed away from the residential area.
No I hadn't noticed the big trucks, leaking dirt all over motor ave and main st, as they pull out of the site. Contaminated dirt I might add.
I haven't noticed the "Flag man" holding up traffic "at will" when a truck leaves the site.
I haven't noticed the 3" of dirt all over the cars parked in front of the houses across the street.

Granted Liberty was an eyesore. However Liberty did not generate the traffic a supermarket would.
Since it is an EPA superfund, the site had to be cleaned up, no matter who was going to occupy the space. The taxpayers’ pickup most of that tab.

Oh I am sure people from Massapequa and Bethpage are going to just come running to Farmingdale to go shopping. Farmingdale has been going down hill for quite some time. Let's not even bring up main st. north of Conklin st. You need a passport to go into that part of town.

You forgot "Compare" over by county line, which is still Farmingdale, so that is three supermarkets in the area.

As for jobs for the kids.. Yeah. Ok.. Nice try. If these kids wanted jobs they would have them. They would rather play X-Box than do menial labor.
The store may increase the Tax base; however history has proved that this does nothing to help the property tax paying public. The increases only help the politicians and schools squander the extra income.
peach

Shirley, NY

#19 Jul 3, 2008
A Federal Superfund site...what a great place for a supermarket...all that food sitting on top of toxic chemicals.

I know where I won't be shopping!
vic

Hoboken, NJ

#20 Jul 5, 2008
Thank You-All this talk about it ruining the neighborhood is SO ridiculous. Somehow its going to change Farmingdale into a Ghetto-these people are friggin looney. That site has been an eyesore for the longest time and as a fdale resident I will shop there
ali wrote:
thats a residential area??, that liberty site has been a horrible thing to look at especially next to that park. Finally after 20 years or more something will finally be built there. Waldbaums will be fine. I happen to like stop and shop and I think it will do fine and build up that area. Give me a break about traffic. It's not like everyone will be shopping at once. Change is good.

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