New gourmet market in Dobb's Ferry????
Developers are proposing to build the following on the 17.7-acre 4-parcel site located in the middle of Lawrence Street and Ogden, Livingstone and Stanley avenues:
18,000 sq. ft. gourmet market plus other assorted stores, restaurants,
a hotel, etc., etc.
Could this be Fairway or yet another Whole Foods?
No way it's Fairway or Whole Foods at only 18,000 square feet. Sounds like Mrs. Greens or Trader Joe's (although it's not clear they are expanding in Westchester and if they did, they should come up north first!).
Getting Mrs. Green's when it's advertised as a "gourmet market" has to be a major letdown.
Blame the NIMBY crowd that forced developers to reduce the size of the store. The original plan was to have a 55,000 sf store, but residents forced revisions and now the store will be only 18,000 sf. Instead of a shot at a Fairway or another top-notch supermarket we will get another mediocre Mrs. Greens--and, ironically, complaints about the absence of top-notch supermarkets coming from the same mouths of those "concerned" residents who fought the development.