Plans Nixed For Lowe’s In Huntington

HUNTINGTON, NY (WCBS 880) – A Lowe’s home improvement store planned for Huntington, Long Island will no longer go forward, and neither will the jobs it would have created.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

The company said that, because of the tough economy, they have decided not to continue to build the superstore on Jericho Turnpike.

That has left piles of dirt and rocks – and a lot of upset business owners.

The manager of a local 24 hour deli told WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall the Lowe’s would’ve spread the wealth bringing business to other retail stores in the area.

The Lowe’s would have created up to 150 jobs.

Turan Wahabzadah, who owns nearby Mona Lisa Framing, said he was “shocked.”

He said many business owners redid their stores in anticipation of the Lowe’s opening up.

“It would have been good for the community,” said Wahabzadah.

Hall is told Lowe’s has put the property up for sale.

What do you have to say about this story? Sound off in the comments section below.

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  • Diana

    Figures that they had to tear down Huntington Townhouse, where my parents had their wedding reception and so many others had receptions, parties and other events, to see the property go unused. The Townhouse should have been bought by someone else and refurbished and still in use in that capacity. Or if Lowe’s had seen this thing coming, meaning the economy being bad after what happened in 2008, the Townhouse would still be standing. Now what’s going to happen to the Commack Multiplex, which just closed about a month ago, out by the LIE where Costco, Shop Rite and Target are, since Lowe’s was going to put a store there too? That’ll probably become a barren plot of land as well.

  • Bob

    That is unfortunate in a way. I work for a Home Depot Store and it’s been a struggle to get in enough business. We are very slow with the way the economy is today. I’m full time and already last week they cut back on my hours.
    Unless something is done… I don’t see any thing changing any time soon.
    Most people who shop at my store buy only the things they really need.

  • pugphan

    Wow and there will be no lil guy biz man bail out…smokersodysseycom, they’re
    going to have to eat it.

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