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Aquebogue residents oppose new 7-Eleven store

Some Aquebogue residents are protesting the proposal to build a 7-Eleven store in their community. They say the area is known for its rural history of wineries and farms. The 24-hour convenience

News 12 Staff

Dec 4, 2015, 3:47 AM

Updated 3,123 days ago

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Some Aquebogue residents are protesting the proposal to build a 7-Eleven store in their community.
They say the area is known for its rural history of wineries and farms.
The 24-hour convenience store would attract too many cars and cause traffic jams, they argue.
The parking lot already contains a day school and karate school, prompting the store's opponents to raise concerns about the safety of children walking to and from those places.
A judge has already ruled in support of the landlord seeking to build the 7-Eleven, but the Town of Riverhead is appealing.
News 12 reached out to the owner of the shopping center and 7-Eleven. Neither returned calls and emails for comment.
 


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