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Nov 2, 2011 11:18 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

'High-End' Supermarket In Agreement To Move To Southampton Village, Pending Zone Change

Nov 2, 2011 8:04 PM

A high-end supermarket has an agreement in place with the owners of a shuttered automobile dealership in Southampton Village to build a grocery store at the site, which has been eyed by village officials for a possible supermarket, and the Village Board is considering a code change that would allow a grocery store to be built there.

Gil Flanagan, an attorney with the South Main Street firm Bourke, Flanagan and Asato P.C. in Southampton Village, represents the Glennon family, who own the 68,950-square-foot 
lot at 630 Hampton Road, at the intersection of Flying Point Road.

He declined to name the grocery store interested in the parcel without the consent of his clients, but said that sketches of the store call for an approximately 17,238-square-foot building footprint, with an interior mezzanine of about 3,000 square feet of storage space.

The store would be one story, be in the southwest corner of the property, and would provide approximately 90 off-street parking spaces. The long side of the building would parallel Hampton Road and the short side Flying Point Road.

The plans will not be submitted to the village until and unless the Village Board approves a measure to allow supermarkets as an acceptable use on some parcels zoned highway business, with a special exception permit. Any application for a supermarket would have to win Village Board approval before then going through the requisite approval processes before the village’s Planning Board and Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review, as well as the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.

The measure, a draft of which is under consideration by the Village Planning Commission, which meets on Thursday, November 3, would limit supermarket size to 10,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet, about half the size of a proposed 40,000-square-foot King Kullen in the Tuckahoe Main Street development, a defeated proposal that also called for additional retail shops and restaurants in neighboring Tuckahoe, and to which the village formally objected, on the belief that it would draw shoppers away from village businesses.

The law would apply to village lots zoned highway business with street frontage on County Road 39 or 39A or Flying Point Road. Village Mayor Mark Epley said the Glennons’ property was the main inspiration behind the law.

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Please let it be Whole foods....
By joe hampton (2979), south hampton on Nov 2, 11 3:43 PM
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BETTER YET, WEGMANS !!!!
By Muscoot (7), Hampton Bays on Nov 2, 11 4:57 PM
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Is this in place of the one Saunders was planning on bringing to Wainscott?
By Duckbornandraised (152), Eastport on Nov 2, 11 5:07 PM
Trader Joe's!! I'd be in heaven!!!!!
By bayview (148), Southampton on Nov 2, 11 6:03 PM
Trader Joe's!! I'd be in heaven!!!!!
By bayview (148), Southampton on Nov 2, 11 6:05 PM
Bohack is coming!
By Born Here (26), HB on Nov 2, 11 6:07 PM
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Unless it's Trader Joe's, which has variety and good prices, we don't need a high end supermarket in Southampton! We need a full-size regular supermarket as a real alternative to that small, dirty, crowded Waldbaum's so that we don't have to drive to Hampton Bays for groceries.
By SusieD (109), Southampton on Nov 2, 11 6:15 PM
Agreed. Waldbaums is a disgrace.
By Spelling Cop (22), Southampton on Nov 3, 11 6:14 AM
I'm fine with Waldbaums. Still I would prefer a large full size supermarket in the vicinity of the Village, but just outside of it so I could still get my plastic bags for my trash can. I hope KK has not given up on the Tuckahoe site. If a high end place wants to come into the village, that's fine too. Except that location is out of the way and awkward from a traffic point of view.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Nov 3, 11 11:35 AM
27east, please interview the Mayor and the Village Board, and confirm that they have no APPARENT conflicts of interest on this deal (including fathers-in-law, members of the SHV PD, real estate commissions, former Board members, etc.).

Fiddle we must!
By Nero (235), Sag Harbor on Nov 2, 11 6:56 PM
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Memories, memories. The true end of an era to see these changes. I will always miss Hull Chevrolet (Hill St.) and Glennon Buick Cadillac.Great Southampton institutions. All gone.Time marches on. Excelsior!
By nellie (451), sag harbor on Nov 2, 11 8:19 PM
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I agree with Muscott...Wegmans....I am from Rochester and there is no better place to shop, plus they have been rated as one of the best places to work for years.
By thomasmc (12), Southampton on Nov 2, 11 9:08 PM
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Let's see; hmmm. Glennons are asking a fat price for the property. Can;t rent it. Instead of lowereing their price to market, they get a change of zoning. Now they can get their price. Ain't America great.
By lazymedic (100), southampton on Nov 2, 11 9:11 PM
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By Local 43 (19), Southampton on Nov 3, 11 6:41 AM
"pull at the coat buttons of the beaurocrats"
hmmm. isn't that what the Glennons are doing?
So, regulation is useless eh ? Let's rezone meadow lane and build condos and motels. Make 230 elm street a casino. a 7-11 on hill street. Imazine how much money those property owners would make. Substance enough ?
By lazymedic (100), southampton on Nov 3, 11 9:43 AM
ANYTHING ! WALDBAUMS IN SOUTHAMPTON SUCKS !
By coxie1 (25), southampton on Nov 2, 11 9:36 PM
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It's going to be a Whole Foods Market. They have been wanting to get out east for awhile now and flirted with Riverhead but the revitalization plans never panned out. Whole Foods was going to announce an expansion to Southampton last year but the economy was still in the dumps and they put it on hold and sought a better location. This will be a great addition but I can't imagine how packed it will be on friday afternoons in the summer, yikes.
By Nature (2964), Hampton Bays on Nov 3, 11 9:13 AM
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It'sd gonna be a Winn Dixie (The Beef People) Yeeeee Haw!
By ICE (1207), Southampton on Nov 3, 11 9:17 AM
Will this end the discussion of Morrow's Tuckahoe monstrosity?
By dagdavid (646), southampton on Nov 3, 11 9:35 AM
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I hope not. I'd like a full size supermarket close to the village.
By V.Tomanoku (622), southampton on Nov 3, 11 11:39 AM
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I certainly hope so. And re Waldbaum's, this morning they had exactly ONE cauliflower and ONE chicken in stock. And they wouldn't let me buy the chicken because the UPC code was torn. I'm starting to think Bohack's or Winn Dixie would be an improvement!
By Dafsgirl (55), Southampton on Nov 3, 11 6:59 PM
Wegmans rocks!!!
By rjhdad (71), southampton on Nov 3, 11 2:12 PM
I don't know what wegmans is but if it is like Trader Joe's no thanks, Whole foods is the ultimate!
Nov 3, 11 4:44 PM appended by joe hampton
Hormone, Antibiotic, Pesticide, and Union free they have my business!
By joe hampton (2979), south hampton on Nov 3, 11 4:44 PM
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I stand corrected I did some on line research on wegmans It looks pretty cool... Seems like a Whole foods market type set up modern with tons of healthy selections
Nov 3, 11 7:24 PM appended by joe hampton
Trader Joe's id depressing, Its way to small and feels like some dirty basement bargain store.
By joe hampton (2979), south hampton on Nov 3, 11 7:24 PM
maybe a foodtown?

i would bet on Citarella.

$29/lb steaks and overpriced crudite. perfect for southampton.



By C Law (310), Water Mill on Nov 3, 11 4:52 PM
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Fresh Market, Whole Foods or Trader Joes please
By Q333 (161), Southampton on Nov 3, 11 6:38 PM
Citarellas was mentioned in the original article, so is probably the one. Too bad, sooo many people here could use an affordable market. Not everyone in Southampton is rich.
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Nov 4, 11 10:25 AM
I would love a Whole Foods Store..
By Christine (1), Southampton on Nov 4, 11 11:35 AM
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I WISH A HOOTERS WOULD GO THERE
By jd4430 (3), water mill on Nov 4, 11 12:32 PM
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The abandoned Pastor Chevrolet Property in Westhampton would be ideal for a Whole Foods or a Trader Joe's as well. No more Waldbaums please!!
By Eliza (29), Westhampton Beach on Nov 4, 11 12:33 PM
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citarella's is a shoe in. more money than you can imagine . take the BH store I have bought chopped meat there several times and had a "ting" in my burgers and never again will I purchase meat there; also have purchased many "salads" to find them not up to par with any deli in the area. Schmidt's is ver good but is becoming priced out of to general public. sorry but we need a REAL supermarket to handle the many shoppers fed up with the conditions at Waldbaums which are pathetic on most days. ...more
By xtiego (606), bridgehampton on Nov 4, 11 6:01 PM
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You cant have a quality experience at a "super market" less than 60,000 sq ft, So stop the protectionism... you cant have it both ways people. The Super Stop and Shop in HB and the large KK in bridge are wonderful... Supermarkets should be just that Super in size and selection.
By joe hampton (2979), south hampton on Nov 4, 11 8:19 PM
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"protectionism"?! If we wanted gluttonous free- marketers to determine what is a "quality" experience we'd live in Riverhaed. Do you view anything outside of you myopic conservatism or are you such a complete corporate zombie that you are compelled to see everything through a permanent Walmart haze of idiocy?
By witch hazel (223), tatooine on Nov 10, 11 7:03 PM
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Although I do respect Sam Walton (Mostly for his standing up to the bulling from unions) He was a man who took chances and never excepted failure, he kept on fighting the odds. You would not have found the likes of him occupying wall street . He employs hundreds of thousands of people and I admire him for that but it ends with my respect for the man... as I really do not care for the Walmart Experience.
By joe hampton (2979), south hampton on Nov 11, 11 1:35 AM
Hopefully the traffic won't repel people from the new Whole Foods. Whole Foods is a fabulous market.
By Local 43 (19), Southampton on Nov 5, 11 7:08 AM
some one mentioned Fresh Market. I was so very suprised and very happy last week when I was in our local Fresh Market (I have to go 20 miles to get there) and found Tate's Cookies on the shelf. OH my husband and I were so happy to buy 3 different kinds of our favorites from the little girl we knew so long ago. 1250 miles from Shampton. we have never been disapointed in Fresh Market.
By summertime (589), summerfield fl on Nov 5, 11 8:50 PM
Can you imagine the traffic tie-ups that will occur on Friday afternoons in the summer?
By WestsideWalt (8), sag harbor on Nov 6, 11 9:20 AM
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A small Stop and Shop would be great - fair prices and fresh food for us, good brand exposure for the company. It would make a fortune far in excess of its footprint. We'll probably just get another high end place. Booooooooo!
By goldenrod (505), southampton on Nov 6, 11 9:36 AM
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It won't be a stop and shop, not after the town held them hostage to local political extortion in HB. The company paid four times as much in licenses, permits, and required campaign donations (through "approved local charitable organizations") as it cost them to develop and build on the property. If this town wasn't so crooked, it'd have alot more services to cater to our local needs. Unfortunately nothing happens without the politicians getting their palms greased.
By AlwaysLocal (292), southampton on Nov 6, 11 4:12 PM
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some of you really need a hobby besides complaining on every single article the paper puts out. GO WHOLE FOODS!
By whambulance123 (9), Southampton on Nov 7, 11 8:31 PM
I don't think it would surprise any of you if it was Citarella's. They've been looking in SHV for a long time and nothing worked for them. Trader Joe's considered a location in our area and were encouraged by many local residents but they didn't feel there were enough year-round residents to support their investment and off-season business. Whole Foods is part of A&P, which also owns Waldbaum's. It's not likely to be them either. And, correct me if I'm wrong, but the nearest Wegman's is in ...more
By Dodger (143), Southampton Village on Nov 8, 11 8:38 AM
my comment above did not include the fish which I have found to be very good and fresh, Shellfood also has been fresh although a bit pricey
By xtiego (606), bridgehampton on Nov 8, 11 5:30 PM
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By xtiego (606), bridgehampton on Nov 8, 11 5:30 PM
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By MsRainbow (19), Southampton on Nov 8, 11 8:11 PM
Really, it's not up to any of us what's going to go there. It depends on which company has the biggest wallet. And whoever it is, let's hope their wallet stays open when it comes to hiring. Locals need consistent jobs that pay. FYI - Trader Joe's offers health benefits to ALL employees, including part-timers.
By Rosey (2), Southampton on Nov 10, 11 9:27 AM
Remnants, area rugs, rolls in stock