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Zoning Board Approves Mayfair's Restaurant Expansion

Levin Management to add new dining space next to Bagel Boss in the Mayfair Shopping Center in Commack.

Plans to build a space for a new restaurant in Commack's Mayfair Shopping Center are one step closer to becoming a reality. 

Smithtown Board of Zoning Appeals approved a parking variance that will allow Levin Management to build an extension onto the Mayfair Shopping Center off Jericho Turnpike in Commack at its Jan. 22 meeting. 

Levin Management, owner of of the Mayfair Shopping Center in Commack, has proposed plans to add a 3,568-square-foot restaurant expansion to the storefront to welcome in a new business. No further details on the restaurant have been released. 

Anthony Guardino, an attorney representing Levin Management, said the new restaurant expansion would be built next to the existing Bagel Boss, behind the new Verizon Wireless storefront. Previously, this space served as the drive-through facilities for the Bank of Smithtown. 

Levin Management received approval to reduce the required number of parking spaces from 1,667 to 1,586. This is a difference of five fewer parking spaces since similar plans were approved by Smithtown officials in 1998, according to Guardino. 

Commack residents expressed some concerns regarding the proposed restaurant expansion, citing heavy traffic and neighborhood rat infestation due to the trash of nearby eateries. 

"I fear having this restaurant. The stop signs there, people blow right through them every single day. No one pays attention. This will drive more traffic with rodents and garbage in the area," said Cammie Manganelo, of Commack, said at the Jan. 8 public hearing. 

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In addition to the restaurant expansion, Levin Management's plans include the installation of curbs and sidewalks to help improve pedestrian safety in the shopping center. 

The plans for the proposed expansion of Mayfair Shopping Center will go before Smithtown Town Board for approval, before moving onto the building department.

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roscoe January 26, 2013 at 01:02 PM
Texas Road House. Or Smokin' Al's. Yummm
chefcristo January 28, 2013 at 01:06 PM
YOU'RE A DISGRACE, SMITHTOWN TOWN BOARD, ZONING DEPT. we have so many vacant buildings that look like slums, and are fire hazards and potentially dangerous due to lack of upkeep and prone to vandalism. these properties could be used for yet another restaurant which commack does not want or need. so what do you do?...............approve a new building for another restaurant. STB, TAKE NOTICE OF WHAT OUR TOWN IS BECOMING...A BIG, RUNDOWN SLUM
Ice February 07, 2013 at 08:55 PM
What does the issue of vacant buildings have to do with an application to build a new restaurant in a specific location? So I cannot build a new house because there are other vacant houses around. YOUR ARGUMENT IS DOA!
chefcristo February 07, 2013 at 09:10 PM
HMMM, just off the cuff, it makes one wonder if anyone is getting paid off on this deal. must totally agree with whoever commented on more garbage, rodent infestation, running stop signs, extra traffic, noise. if one wants yet another restaurant to visit, try the "restaurant capitol of suffolk," huntington village or a smaller version, northport village. the scenery is even nicer in those towns. COMMACK DOES NOT NEED ANOTHER RESTAURANT OR NEW BUILDING FOR THAT MATTER. WE HAVE ENOUGH VACANT EYESORES IN OUR TOWN THAT COULD EASILY HOUSE ANOTHER UNNECESSARY EATING ESTABLISHMENT.
chefcristo February 07, 2013 at 09:17 PM
ice, seems that you don't care about unkempt vacant commercial buildings lining jericho tpk and other main roads in our town. perhaps some commack pride should be kept in mind. are you really proud of having a plethora of vacant eyesores on our so-called "main street," jericho tpk? i hope not.

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