Residents from the Old Village expressed their concerns about the addition of a convenience store to the Prime Fuel gas station on 1 Broadway in Pleasantville.
The residents of Bedford Terrace, Broadway, Hays Hill Road and Bedford Road all raised issues with the addition of late-night convenience store to the neighborhood. There were also concerns about the traffic flow in the area.
Two representatives of Prime Fuel, as well as a traffic operations engineer, announced a few details of the property. The location currently has eight closed-circuit cameras, an additional two will be added with the convenience store. The entrance at the intersection of Broadway and Bedford Terrace is planned to be narrowed to nine feet to make it an entrance-only access way. Representatives also discussed the number of parking spaces and gas delivery vehicle access.
The residents didnt express much concern about those points but more about the character of the neighborhood and the hours of operation.
The Planning Commission noted a recently passed law that prohibits 24- hour retail locations in Pleasantville. The law sets acceptable hours at from the hours of 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Representatives for Prime Fuel would not commit to operation hours, but suggested the store would close from 2:30 to 5:30 a.m.
Residents also noted that the future convenience store plans on selling beer and wine, a bone of contention in this quaint village neighborhood.
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