On Monday, Westhampton resident Andrew Mendelson hand-delivered a petition to Westhampton Beach Village Hall asking officials to change the village’s zoning code to allow supermarkets in the underlying zoning of two properties that he owns on Old Riverhead Road, south of the Long Island Rail Road station.
“I’m only asking for the addition of two words”—“grocery stores”—Mr. Mendelson pointed out. “It’s that simple.”
Mr. Mendelson and his business partners are looking to build an estimated 40,000-square-foot supermarket on 4.2 acres that they own on the west side of Old Riverhead Road. The firm Self-Storage-Westhampton LLC, which has offices in Southampton, owns the two lots at 107 Old Riverhead Road and 105 Riverhead... more