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Old 10-15-2014, 12:06 PM
 
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Hello,
CVS is planning on opening yet another store on a main street on Long Island. This one is slated for the corner of Woodlawn and Lake avenues in St James. Lake avenue is home to mostly small businesses and it would be a shame that yet another CVS is opened over here. There is a meeting TONIGHT at 8pm (10/15) at the Smithtown senior citizen center of the planning board to discuss this. If you are from the area please come down to support local businesses and town character. St James already has an old family owned pharmacy (Spages) and many convenience stores. Also there are many Walgreens and CVS near by enough is enough.

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Old 10-15-2014, 12:18 PM
 
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Is CVS evil now like Walmart and McDonalds?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:23 PM
 
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Customer Value and Service is what CVS stands for it sounds very evil indeed

Maybe St. James should change their names to James as not to offend the Jewish Population
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:40 PM
 
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It's a very poor location for a business like CVS.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:48 PM
 
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It is a poor location for a place like CVS. And as a matter of fact yes, I do not want McDonald's, Walgreens or the like on a main street that has existed for over 100 years. If I liked giant strip malls filled with formulaic chains, I would move to the south. CVS would be fine on route 25. St James has a lot of character with the main street and I frequent many of the businesses whom know me by name. And it is not like there are not other business on Lake Ave that already provide everything CVS provides. There are a subset of people that would love to live in a gated community with a Super WalMart nearby but I am not one of them and nor are many people in the community. I chose to live here due to the walkability and community.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:49 PM
 
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Drug Store in a town full of old people near a major hospital is a bad location?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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It is a poor location for a place like CVS. And as a matter of fact yes, I do not want McDonald's, Walgreens or the like on a main street that has existed for over 100 years. If I liked giant strip malls filled with formulaic chains, I would move to the south. CVS would be fine on route 25. St James has a lot of character with the main street and I frequent many of the businesses whom know me by name. And it is not like there are not other business on Lake Ave that already provide everything CVS provides. There are a subset of people that would love to live in a gated community with a Super WalMart nearby but I am not one of them and nor are many people in the community. I chose to live here due to the walkability and community.

I went apple picking in this cute town of Warwick NY recently, amazing town with great little family stores. But it has a CVS right in middle. Antique stores, coffee houses, craft shops are cute buy fairly useless 364 days a year

St. James General Store I remember way back when and that is it when I lived out there. The town could use a white castle too while you are at it.

I have a starbucks and a chipolte walking distance from my house that replaced quaint boring old stores no one every went to. And the first CVS replaced old empty woolworth building many years ago and the other CVS replaced a greesy spoon diner. No great losses.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:54 PM
 
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I was just wondering if anyone had any stats on how successful these town hall "protests" have been in preventing legal businesses (whether large or small) from opening shop on a commercial road?

Reminds me of the story of the "protest" in Merrick from having a 7-11 open on the corner of Merrick Road and Babylon tnpk. The 7-11 is still opening.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:57 PM
 
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SandyJet - You sound like a troll stirring the pot. Am I right? Are you familiar with this location? Are you aware it will be across the street from a church and probably wipe out half the small businesses on that strip? It's just an inappropriate spot for CVS to open shop, we have enough in the area already.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:58 PM
 
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There already is a drug store a few blocks away, and another CVS a couple of miles away. I am waiting for the day that a CVS opens inside another CVS. Each to their own; I just think that having all these CVS's all over is an eye sore and it hurts small business. The planning department of the town has to assess the needs of the community and the character of the neighborhood. I have no doubt that they will end up approving it anyway as they did on the main street of Smithtown that has 2 giant strip malls and a Walgreens and CVS. However I will be down there to tell them that I do not want a CVS in our community and I am just posting this to alert people of the meeting. If you are a CVS lover then you are welcome to go down there and voice your support.
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