When has a CVS ever been detrimental? The worst thing that can happen is that residents will be able to pick up medication for their sick children after 7PM. The "concerned citizens" are simply concerned about their defunct business models and want to litigate away any competition.
Simply pathetic. View Comment
The real issue here is the determination of the site for Roth's pet project was done without any public involvement. Mr. Fareri's suggestion on considering the Town owned site across Main Street, adjacent to IBM, is a more viable option than putting it downtown, which is in the midst of redevelopment and also close to residents.
A comprehensive master plan for Armonk, Banksville & North White Plains with public comment on where the Town should go with regard to zoning would avoid these discussions.
Also having a Town Board who considers the thoughts of their constituents rather than adopting pet projects on their own wouldn't hurt either. View Comment
At the end of the day, if a business is viable and there is a reason for customers to go there over CVS, the business will survive. A complacency among storeowners has developed from a lack of competition. You don't see the same negative attitude from the restaurants in town, each of whom offer a unique experience.
Other suburban downtowns with CVS/Walgreens in affluent areas do well if the retail stores have a unique experience. One need not look further than Larchmont, Scarsdale or Eastchester. Downtowns that remain anti-development tend to have empty stores. Let's not go that way.
That being said, I can't wait for the DeCicco's to open. It will be great to finally have a supermarket in town with fresh produce, great meats and a unique experience right in our neighborhood. View Comment
A bike lane demised by a permanent structure would make that easier, but you give up a shoulder and 684 access is tricky. A better alternative may be to provide shuttle service from the parks as an interim measure with more pedestrian friendly crosswalks on 22 as a permanent one. View Comment
Anything is better than the current "last in, first out" way of doing things in an antiquated tenure-based system that really should only be applied to university level professors, as it has been done historically. Regardless of how it is done now, a merit based system makes more sense for public sector employees across the board, not just teachers. View Comment