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Target Looks to Take Over Empty Lowe's Site

Company has filed a plan with the town for Huntington Station store.

The retail chain Target is planning to build on the vacant Lowe's property on Jericho Turnpike.

Town spokesman A.J. Carter confirmed Monday that the chain has filed an application for a modified site plan with the town.

Lowe's on a planned a 103,000-square-foot home-improvement store and a 26,500-square foot garden center on the site formerly occupied by the iconic , which closed in 2007. Some site work had begun, including the demolition of the decrepit townhouse, clearing of the land and initial foundation work.

The decision by the home-improvement store not to build in Huntington Station was one of a rapid series of store closings in Huntington Station last year.

Since then, the has reopened as a and other stores have opened at the Melville mall.

A spokeswoman for Target said, "Target enjoys serving our guests throughout Long Island, but has no news to share."

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Diane August 14, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Everyone is complaining about traffic. I live right off of Jericho and close to the site. More traffic means more traffic lights and perhaps people will finally have to slow down. In my 16 years here I have seen seven fatalities. There is a posted speed limit of 40 right by the site. Does anyone know that? I've seen far too many medivacs land in the old town house parking lot then I care to count. Bring on Target and slow down the traffic..
Judy August 14, 2012 at 05:29 PM
our community needs jobs - that's why people can't afford their homes. This is an affordable store, will bring in jobs, tax revenue. All good. Thankful it's not a Wal Mart.
Judy August 14, 2012 at 05:31 PM
Great point .
Pat & Erin August 14, 2012 at 08:57 PM
This community needs something in that spot to generate taxes for the TOH, jobs for the community and obviously clearing up that site would be ideal as it is such an eyesore. I'm not a big Target fan, but would prefer to go there locally than out to Commack. I would never go to the Farmingdale store as I find 110 a nightmare from 8am to 7pm. Yes, there probably will be an increase in traffic, but what else can be done? A graveyard maybe, as I can think of nothing else that would fit into that space without impacting traffic. We need taxes from the businesses, we need businesses to provide jobs, I say go for it Target. I miss the Barnes and Noble store too, maybe Target can work out some sort of space deal and slide them in there with them...
Babaloo August 21, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Works for me. Just don't wear a red shirt while shopping at Target.

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