NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Whole Foods Market could finally get the go-ahead on Tuesday to build a gigantic store along the Gowanus Canal in Brooklyn.

The chain began its quest to open a store on a former 4.2-acre Superfund site at Third Street and Third Avenue eight years ago.

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1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan reports

The proposed 52,000-square-foot, two-story store is five times larger than zoning regulations allow.

A city panel will vote on the plan Tuesday.

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Neighborhood opinion on the proposed site is split.

“I think it kills all the mom-and-pop stores which these neighborhoods are basically built on,” one man told 1010 WINS’ Terry Sheridan.

Others believe the supermarket would stimulate the area.

“It’ll be good, I think that another grocery store can’t hurt,” another man said.

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