The following is a statement from a DeCicco's spokesman clarifying an earlier position that the store could be open the week after Easter:
At the moment, we are working closely with the town of Somers and the Heritage Hills Water Department to make sure all necessary plant upgrades are completed and inspected as quickly as possible. Currently, the project is undergoing county Board of Health (BOH) certification for work that has been completed at the treatment plant. After that certification is complete, an upgrade must be completed at an intermediate pump station, and that must then also be inspected by the Board of Health.
The minimum likely timeline for all that to happen is at least a month, assuming there are no issues. At that point, DeCicco’s can file for a Certificate of Occupancy [C-of-O]. Once we have the C-of-O, it will take us about four weeks to thoroughly clean the store and stock the shelves. Based on what we know now, the soonest the store could likely open would be mid to late May, and that is a best-case scenario.
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Truly the ability to forecast an open date is a game of hope and optimism on our part until we are through the various inspections and certifications. We don’t know if we’ll be able to open in May, or if we’ll still be in the same position in July.
We would like to thank Supervisor Rick Morrissey for trying to push the county as much as possible and all town boards for trying to have everything wrapped up as quick as possible. We hope to be greeting the residents of Somers in our store very soon.