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Mobil Reveals North Bellmore Convenience Store Plans

Mobil Reveals North Bellmore Convenience Store Plans
Plans were revealed last week for the Mobil Station located at the intersection of Newbridge Road and Columbus Avenue in Bellmore.

According to Kevin O'Brien, the attorney for the property owner, there will still be the same amount of gas dispensers on the property (three). The tanks are going to be replaced, and the building will be given "a bit of a facelift", including improvements to the stonework and facade.

"It's a little tired and in need of upgrading, " O'Brien said. 

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The property will no longer act as a service station, and current plans include operating a convenience store on a 24-hour basis. Also, an office area that currently exists on the property is slated to be knocked down.

"Other than that, the footprint of the property is going to stay the same," O'Brien added.

Additionally, fencing has been replaced on site, and the existing tenant will be removed due to their inability to maintain the property. There also used to be two curb cuts for Columbus Avenue, but that has been reduced to one.

Aside from the pumps, there will be seven spaces on the property for parking. Residents voiced concerns about the traffic a convenience store would bring, and many also questioned the process of how a tenant is chosen.

"We're not looking for a month-to-month commitment," O'Brien said. "We're looking for a long-term thing."

Those looking to attend the public hearing in front of the Board of Zoning Appeals may do so on Feb. 19 at 10:30 a.m.  

Do you think the change from a service station to a convenience store is a good idea? Tell us in the comments section below.

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