YORKTOWN, N.Y. - Let the speculation begin.
Plans are in the works to bring an unnamed “specialty grocer” to Yorktown. If green lit, the mystery tenant would occupy a new 12,500-square-foot building that would neighbor Lowe’s.
The massive 124,000-square-foot home-improvement store, which opened in 2019, was the centerpiece of an approved plan, but additional tenants were always expected to arrive later at the Crompond Road property, which is divided into four parcels. A building on the front-and-center parcel, known formally as “Pad B,” is under construction now and will be occupied by Starbucks and AAA. Space will also be available for a third tenant.
Approved plans for “Pad A,” the westernmost parcel, allowed for a 7,600-square-foot building. However, Breslin Realty, the Garden City-based developer that owns the land, returned to the Planning Board late last year and asked for an expansion to accommodate a “specialty grocer,” said Robyn Steinberg, the town’s planner. Breslin and its representatives have not disclosed the identity of the potential tenant.
To make this happen, the parking area would need to be expanded closer to the western property line. “The existing retaining wall that was built in this location must be removed and replaced with two-tiered retaining walls,” Steinberg said.
Breslin, operating under the name Yorktown Jaz #2 LLC, returned to the board on Monday, Sept. 14. During the untelevised work session, per Steinberg, board members noted that because the front of the store would face Lowe’s, the back of the building would face the heavily trafficked Route 202.
“The board talked about making this side look more appealing architecturally and moving the trash and recycling enclosure so they can be better screened,” Steinberg wrote in an email. “The applicant is expected to resubmit plan revisions soon.”
No plans have been announced for the easternmost parcel, “Pad C,” which calls for a 2,908-square-foot building with a possible drive-thru.