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Stew Leonards Supermarket coming to Farmingdale

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MrPhil Jan 28, 2014 09:20 AM

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.

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    zackly Jan 29, 2014 06:46 PM

    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
    Produce specials
    Sweet corn in the late summer-they team up with local farms
    Apples in the fall-cheap, local & great!

    1. JMF Jan 29, 2014 06:47 AM

      Whoohoo! Another town gets to suffer through the annoyance called Stew Leonards.

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        Scott_R Jan 29, 2014 07:03 AM

        Compared to the crap supermarkets we have around here (excepting, mainly, Fairway, and that the Westbury location) it's a big step up.

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          JMF Jan 29, 2014 08:02 AM

          I'm sorry. That's very sad to hear.

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            Scott_R Jan 29, 2014 11:40 AM

            More like pathetic.

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            Elisa515 Jan 29, 2014 04:52 PM

            I predict you'll really like Stew Leonard's. Go at dinner time, even on weekends, and it's quieter. Best staff ever.

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              Scott_R Jan 29, 2014 07:56 PM

              I'd been to the Norwalk location some years back. Only had the chance for a quick swingthrough (was on my way back from Andover, MA, but it looked very interesting.

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              Samskara Mar 29, 2014 01:04 PM

              Fairway in Plainview is also good and being smaller, is easier to navigate. If you live near an Iavarone Brothers, check it out. It's nominally an Italian specialty store but for fish, meats and produce it's excellent.

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                Scott_R Mar 29, 2014 02:25 PM

                I'm ambivalent about Iavarone Brothers... never really found anything about the place that pulled me in. For Fairway I've come to prefer the Westbury location, the greater size making it less jammed than the one in Plainview.

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            Scott_R Jan 28, 2014 11:54 AM

            Yay!

            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.

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              Elisa515 Jan 28, 2014 10:23 AM

              Is this for a food store, or another wine outpost? There are several of the latter without a food store.

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                MrPhil Jan 28, 2014 10:33 AM

                It's the supermarket that's coming, I edited the title

              2. Gastronomos Jan 28, 2014 09:22 AM

                Looking forward to seeing how they will not try to adapt to LI.

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