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Site Plan for Miller Place Walgreens Gets Approval

Construction for Walgreens on 25A in Miller Place slated to begin in Spring.

A just west of on the eastbound side of 25A got the go ahead by the Brookhaven Planning Board Monday evening.

The development plans, submitted by Breslin Realty, includes the 14,820 square foot Walgreens with a drive-thru, a 9,300 square foot retail building and 3,500 square foot proposed bank.

"Now that site plan approval has been granted we'd like to start construction sometime in early to late to spring, it depends on building permits," said Robert Rosenberg, Director of Property Management at Breslin Realty.

While one spot is allocated for a possible bank, nothing is set in stone and there are no plans for the retail building just yet.

"We have not begun looking for potential tenants for that," Rosenberg said. "The bank is a possibility but so is any other type of retail.

Over the Summer, at the site to assist in entering and exiting 25A from the Walgreens entrance on the eastbound side and the Friendly's Shopping Center on the westbound side.

kimmarie duckett December 22, 2011 at 12:51 PM
That's just unbelievable...we don't need another drug store. Duhhhh who makes these stupid decisions...really people helloooo we have CVS and rite aid that's enough...such a disappointment
Edbo December 22, 2011 at 01:11 PM
Just what we need...another drug store!
Tom December 22, 2011 at 02:13 PM
Hey all you have to do is eat at the Golden Arches and then go right to Walgreens and pick up your Lipator. You could walk it being so close. That's exercise people.
keith December 22, 2011 at 03:32 PM
Another drug store and a possible bank this is just what we need..With all this space why can't we get a library here instead of having to share with other school districts.
Paul Kersey December 22, 2011 at 04:45 PM
Keith, you would be willing to pay the full cost of a library in MP, rather than pay a partial cost to use PJ or Comsewogue -- both a 5 minute drive away? Library tax right now is about $400.
BillLongisland December 22, 2011 at 07:15 PM
Libraries are dinosaurs, losing money propositions these days of universal internet service, and are mainly used for political patronage.
BillLongisland December 22, 2011 at 07:17 PM
Somehow a casual walk on Route 25A at Miller Place Road is a little out the question as "exercise"....unless of course, you are suicidal or don't have a car !
BillLongisland December 22, 2011 at 07:20 PM
"Over the Summer, a traffic light was installed at the site to assist in entering and exiting 25A from the Walgreens entrance on the eastbound side and the Friendly's Shopping Center on the westbound side." What an understatement ! First of all this is a "red light camera" and it is designed to assist you out of $50.00 a clip every time it catches you ! It's hardly a..."traffic light" for safety purposes.
BillLongisland December 22, 2011 at 07:32 PM
"While one spot is allocated for a possible bank, nothing is set in stone and there are no plans for the retail building just yet." As of this summer the Ging Nursery property frontage on 25A was not for sale or sold by the surviving Ging family members. Considering the earlier that usual closing of Gings this Christmas, and the lackluster Christmas season business they did, the availability of the frontage property will decide what goes there. It will be interesting to see if the Ging's made available to the new property owners of the Walgreen property, direct access to the back driveway of McDonalds and onto the south side of Miller Place Road, as they did for McDonalds, as a requirement of their arrangement with them.
BillLongisland December 22, 2011 at 08:05 PM
One thing for sure, kimmarie Tax Payers don't make these decisions !
Willie December 23, 2011 at 03:49 AM
Where is Ms. Bonner on this issue?
BillLongisland December 23, 2011 at 07:51 AM
You're guess is as good as mine, but the public record tells a different story. She, very craftily, straddles two positions...one of which is a liassez faire attitude that that it's up to property owners to decide what to do with a property, and another position that, as stated in 2010 by " Lori Murphy, an aide to Councilwoman Jane Bonner, said the Town Board approved a plan for a Walgreens and an AutoZone in 2008, but the applicant never followed through on the plans. Then a T.G.I. Friday’s was proposed, but those plans halted, she said. http://northshoresun.timesreview.com/2010/11/3465/miller-place-less-than-thrilled-with-walgreens-proposal/ Interestingly this Lorie Murphy went on to state..."“As it gets closer, we’ll try to continue to come up with different usages,” he said. “The footprint is really what matters. Walgreens will come. Walgreens may go. But that building will be there a lot longer.” http://northshoresun.timesreview.com/2010/11/3465/miller-place-less-than-thrilled-with-walgreens-proposal/ However, also in 2010, "Councilwoman Bonner decided to go ahead and approve the zone change from J2 business and A1 residence to J2 business recently to better allow for future planning at this site." http://www.millerplacecivic.org/newslet0509.pdf Jane Bonner depends upon Voter Apathy and the lack of Voter Intellect in You. You are not supposed to know she approved this project.
BillLongisland December 23, 2011 at 12:17 PM
Here's the complete quote from Miller Place Civic Association in 2010... Note the reference about direct access to Miller Place Road at the end. As of this summer that part of the Ging parcel was sold by Ging's and if past is prologue Gings will actually lease it to the business in there, as they did to McDonald's . Ging’s Nursery property Although we heard that the developer for the Walgreens Pharmacy and Advance Auto Parts is no longer interested in this parcel initially heard by the town in November 2007, they never formally removed it from the Town Board Agenda and it had been held over every meeting since. Councilwoman Bonner decided to go ahead and approve the zone change from J2 business and A1 residence to J2 business recently to better allow for future planning at this site. Dozens of residents spoke in opposition to this plan when presented in 2007 primarily because of the exit onto Miller Place Road that was to encompass traffic from this site along with the adjacent (future) TGIFriday's center. The change of zone approved by the town board carries with it covenants and restrictions that limit commercial and retail development on the site to 18,000 square feet and allow a maximum of two tenants. It also states that architecture must conform to historic district guidelines, and there is to be no direct access to Miller Place Road. http://www.millerplacecivic.org/newslet0509.pdf
DM/MP December 23, 2011 at 01:26 PM
Can't have tax relief without Ratables Bill. This seems very personal for you. Your PlenTPlaint now extends to the Murphy family. Really? You miss no opportunity to bitch about Jane. How much volunteer time have you invested in your Civic weekly? Or are you just another coward with a keyboard. Don't like what you're seeing, stop whining and be the change you seek.
BillLongisland December 23, 2011 at 03:56 PM
The socalled "civic association" doesn't allow videotaping of it's meetings. http://civicmeetings.com/pages/miller-place-civic For some odd reason Comrade Woody and Comrade Ann don't like, what Progressives so aptly call, "transparency". But it's understandable in light of the repeated, generational screwing Tax Payers in Brookhaven get from their it's elected public employees, and the socalled "civic associations" that rubber stamp the continued fleecing of Tax Payers. Brookhaven has more than proportionate share of government created "rateables", so WHERE is the "tax relief" Civic Association Man, to Tax Payers, if taxes keep going up ? Considering the amount of growth just before this election cycle, according to your "theory", we should be getting a very generous tax break ? Where is it ? "Rateables" is another word for "Corruption" in Brookhaven ! The Tax Payers know what this is, though The Political Elites try to hide their legal shenanigams in semantics.
BillLongisland December 23, 2011 at 04:05 PM
As to the "Murphy Family"...it sounds like you all in the "civit association" are suffering from Stockholm Syndrome..identity with your Captors...meaning The Town of Brookhaven Board and The Political Elites that you all schmooze with ! What's so "civic" about your association, if you continually support the paving over of District 2 ? There are so many "rateables" in the Town just over the past six months alone, we should be getting a property tax break ? You see, Tax Payers don't get a share of the "campaign contributions" that get passed between The Political Elites...all it means for Tax Payers is Higher Property Taxes !
DM/MP December 24, 2011 at 04:06 PM
It's actually Ratables Bill. Have you considered action other than keyboarding?
BillLongisland December 25, 2011 at 10:43 AM
You have yet to show us here, "how" your "rateables" in Brookhaven lower property tax rates, and have affected the Town of Brookhaven capital budget, in a discernable way, actually lowering Government spending and maintaining the Town's solvency. Silence on your part, and your organization's tacit support of a "scorched earth" policy that has turned Brookhaven into a large parking lot, is proof of the speciousness "rateables" theory ! DMMP, attacking and not answering these questions, and not sharing information you should be privy to, shows you know what your job is...maintain the Status Quo of the continued looting of Brookhaven !
BillLongisland December 25, 2011 at 11:13 AM
Tax Payers, this is what organizations like MPCA think about Your Precious Vote. They don't consider it or Free Speech They fear any change that your Vote will affect them and their Politician Friends, who they support and genuflect to every chance they get. Open your meetings DMMP to the public via streaming video, and join the Republic !
BillLongisland January 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM
6. DOYLE REALTY @ MILLER PLACE - Log# 11SP0033 SEQRA Advertised/Posted/Notice to surrounding property owners within 500’ radius AREA: 5.308 Acres ZONE: J-2 Bus. Approved LOCATION: S/S NYS 25A W/O Miller Place Rd. PROPOSAL: Construction of a 14,820 sf Walgreens with drive-thru, a 9,300 sf Building & 3,500 sf Bank MILLER PLACE SCHOOL DISTRICT ///// COUNCIL DISTRICT #2 APPLICANT: Doyle Realty TAX MAP#: 0200 11900 0100 003001 Reviewer: Ray http://www.brookhaven.org/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?Command=Core_Download&EntryId=4496&PortalId=0&TabId=134 Well it's official for the new Walgreens. But, unfortunately, for Walgreens, nationwide, it lost Express Scripts as a client, so this means that this Walgreens in Miller Place, will have a "bad start", competition-wise with the Very Nearby Rite Aid and Stop N Shop ! You see both of these two competitors comfortably share this Express Scripts business...but the new Walgreens, won't have Any Of It ! Oh well, like they say the Only One who makes out on these retail businesses, is the person who owns the property !

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