Plans to build Wal-Mart in East Patchogue rejected by the Brookhaven Town Board

A plan to build a Wal-Mart in East Patchogue was rejected by the Brookhaven Town Board Monday. Many residents tell News 12 Long Island they

Plans to build a new Wal-Mart store in

Plans to build a new Wal-Mart store in East Patchogue were rejected Monday at a Brookhaven town meeting.

EAST PATCHOGUE - A plan to build a Wal-Mart in East Patchogue was rejected by the Brookhaven Town Board Monday.

Many residents tell News 12 Long Island they are relieved with the news. Neighbors who live near the proposed site on Hospital Road say they were worried about traffic and property values going down.

Local business owners were also concerned they would lose customers to the large store.

Bill Wertz, a spokesman for Wal-Mart, says they are disappointed the application was turned down. He said that some residents were in favor of the project, as it would create jobs and bring affordable shopping to the town. Wertz said the company is going to evaluate the decision and look at their options.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

A Shirley man was arrested Tuesday after a 1 Man leads police on pursuit through several Suffolk communities
2 Scholar Athlete: Allison LaMonica
Advocates are urging Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to 3 Advocates push Cuomo for transgender protections
Instead of publicly announcing his budget as he's 4 Cuomo meets with legislators behind closed doors to discuss budget
Police have identified the victim as Sumeet Singh, 5 Police: Victim in SSP stabbing dies from injuries

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

The store would be located on the corner Hundreds protest proposed Walmart

Hundreds of residents came to the Brookhaven Town Planning Board's meeting Monday evening to protest

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE