YORKTOWN, N.Y. – The identity of an unnamed “specialty grocer” proposed for Crompond Road has not yet been revealed, but information obtained by Yorktown News paints a clearer picture of the mystery tenant.
Renderings of the new 12,500-square-foot building, submitted to the town of Yorktown’s planning department on Wednesday, show a cream-colored building with red awnings. The building would occupy the same shopping center as Lowe’s, which opened in 2019.
Nothing has been confirmed. However, in bid specifications sent to potential contractors, Trader Joe’s, a California-based chain of specialty grocery stores that typically operates in similarly sized buildings as the one proposed for Yorktown, is mentioned nearly two-dozen times throughout the documents.
“The fire alarm panel shall have sufficient capacity to accept any additional devices or notification appliances required for Trader Joe’s build-out,” reads one note.
“Landlord shall wire exterior lights to Trader Joe’s,” reads another.
The 124,000-square-foot Lowe’s home-improvement store 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.” Breslin and its representatives returned to the board on Sept. 14 and had not disclosed the identity of the potential tenant.
Breslin Realty also declined to comment for this report.