Proposed plans to add a new restaurant expansion to the Mayfair Shopping Center resulted in mixed reactions from Commack Patch readers.
Levin Management, owner of of the Mayfair Shopping Center in Commack, plans to add a 3,568-square-foot restaurant expansion to the storefront to welcome in a new business.
Many residents are supportive of a new restaurant coming to town, but those who live near the shopping center are skeptical of their potential new neighbor.
In a POLL published earlier this week, Patch asked readers if a new restaurant would be good for Commack, or just cause traffic and other problems. Voters were nearly even split on their choice.
Here's a look at what readers are saying:
Rob: It's their property, if they want to add space for a restaurant (and i am assuming Levin is in talks with a restaurant to enter a lease that has requirements for the size of the soace they are looking for and Levin is building accordingly) then who are we to complain. Another restaurant option will only better Commack.
P. J. Miller: Grill 454 in Commack just closed its doors on new years day. We don't need another restaurant.
E. Eden: They should use the space they have vacant first. Why overpopulate the shopping center with more unnecessary traffic? Alot of people also use the access to Shirley court like myself, it would be a shame to see that closed.
Ivan: I wouldnt have an issue if they would put a traffic light at walter and Jericho. Before moving in I had no idea that interaection was so dangerous. Without a light there the only safe exit from the development is through Mayfair.
Put the light up and fine by me. Otherwise, no go.
CommackMom: As someone who lives behind Mayfair, I agree that people fly through the shopping center and blow through the stop signs. That said, as of right now, the shopping center light is the only safe way for people to make a left onto Jericho from our development without going several miles east down Jericho. Maybe people wouldn't use the shopping center as a cut through if there was a light put at Walter and Jericho, something that has been requested for several years now.
Chris: I have been riding my bike there since I was a kid and no I drive around and not once have I faced danger around those corners. I support the addition of a new establishment due to the amount of jobs it may bring and who doesn't like food, but I think thye can figure out a much better spot to place it in.
joe: I can't understand why people are so anti-development. You bought a house behind a shopping center with a supermarket, what did you expect?