Stew Leonards Supermarket coming to Farmingdale
Based on the site LIBN (long Island business news), Stew Leonards signed a long term lease for the space in airport plaza that housed Dave and Busters. I remember years ago they tried to open a store but there were issues with the stucture proposed and it's proximity to the airport.
Been to the ones in CT, they are kind of interesting but I doubt it would be part of my weekly shopping.
I'd contacted them this past July and they'd indicated that it should open in approximately 2 years. They didn't mention the D&B location (that closed??) but seems like a good fit.
The issue was that the Town of Babylon gave the OK as did the FAA (for it not being a problem for the airport), but purportedly Republic had been trying to expand their business with bigger planes and got the State to deny curb cut-throughs so that the store (which was to open on the west side of 110 near Conklin) couldn't build entrances or exits to the site. Or so I'd heard.
I live near the original Stews in Norwalk,CT. I shop there occasionally when they have things on sale that I want or need.Their strengths are:
Milk-it consistently stays fresher, longer
Store made flour tortillas-can't find any that compare
Meat-good steaks when on sale
Fish-they have some good sales on wild fish
Lobster-when on sale
Sweet corn in the late summer-they team up with local farms
Apples in the fall-cheap, local & great!