A Modell's Sporting Goods is coming to Rocky Point in the Kohl's Shopping Center next to Michael's on Rocky Point-Yaphank Road sometime in 2013.
The Town of Brookhaven Planning Board placed on the decision calendar a modification to the facade to add a loading door to the rear of the building at its last meeting.
The sporting goods store joins Michael's, Kohl's, Petco, Moe's Southwest Grill and many others in the busy shopping center in Rocky Point.
Meanwhile, Plaza Surf and Sports has been holding a moving sale and plans to move to Miller Place next to Napper Tandy's in the former Miller Place Administration building in early April.
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Plaza Sports' store manager Peter Ferraro cited not just the Modell's, but many economic reasons for the move such as decreased profit margins and major companies selling direct with websites such as Amazon as factors for their need to downsize.
"It's the economy...business isn't very good," he said. "Now you have Modell's moving in down the road so that consolidates it even more."
They hope to move from their current 14,000 square-foot store to the new 7,000 square-foot location sometime between April 1-15.