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A Sign of What's to Come in Bayport?

Billboard touts mart-gas station that is arriving in various towns on Long Island.

Photo by Judy Mottl/Patch.
Photo by Judy Mottl/Patch.
This billboard campaign by QuickChek has more than a few Bayport and Blue Point residents a bit irritated given some emails Patch has received.

It's been mounted on one of the three billboard stations along Montauk Highway in Blue Point, east of Blue Point Avenue.

QuickChek is a NJ-NY convenience gas station mart that is proposing to build a mega location at the corner of Snedecor Avenue and Montauk Highway in Bayport. A recent public hearing before the Town of Islip Planning Board drew over a 100 residents in protest, citing traffic and safety issues.

Two Bayport gas station operators presented the board with a 1,003-signature protest petition and the Bayport Civic Association and the Bayport-Blue Point Chamber of Commerce went on official record as being against the project.

The billboard appeared before the public hearing was held, noted a resident who spoke out against the project at the hearing.

Concerned Citizen December 18, 2013 at 08:42 AM
Can't imagine what traffic will devolve into if this goes through. I'm glad my kids are almost done with High School. The HS office will be forced to accept "stuck in traffic" as a reason for tardiness. Also, volunteer firemen that can't get to the firehouse because cars are backed up trying to get in & out of a parking lot that doesn't meet code as far as number of spaces? The other exception that needs to be granted is size of signage. I have spoken to other business owners in town who are hurt by their abilities as far as limitations by the town on signage, but the same town will grant exceptions to a corporation no one wants in town? If it's built, let's see how long we can hold out on buying there. Quikchek is not a franchise, so the property owner (who we all know from his 2 side by side stores) must be leasing the property to Quikchek? A little note to him- H- if this goes through, you must know we are all going to boycott your 2 small stores as well, right? You're a pleasant man, don't let this be the mistake you regret down the road.
Hiram Walkers December 18, 2013 at 09:53 AM
I agree. H.... I will personally hand out 6 free bagels to every one of your potential customers for one weekend in front of your store if you push this monster gas station on our little hamlet of Bayport,
Jason December 18, 2013 at 01:56 PM
I can't wait for this new gas station!! Hopefully it will get rid of these hole in the wall gas stations and leave us with two of the best in service for us high taxpayers in Bayport. We should have places that can service our needs to the fullest extent and be as professional as possible which is what this new company proposes. I don't think there are many people in Bayport that are not tired of looking at, shall I say. "The Sanford and son" corner in Bayport. Almost a junk yard of vehicles!!! On Main Street!! A road that reflects upon the image of people that live and support this lovely town. I heard about a lot of phony signatures on a partition that was put together at a local gas station. That's not fair!! High school kids will have another option to get lunch without having to cross main street. Cars will not have to wait on Main Street to get gas at some other smaller gas stations anymore. Those are positive things. Sounds like these other commenters have a personal conflict rather than a public conflict . Grow up. We are paying serious tax dollars here and this new location will bring convenience, jobs, more tax revenue for the town and clean up Main Street!!
Hiram Walkers December 18, 2013 at 03:28 PM
Jason...... You must work at Subway. Did your boss put you up to writing that nonsense?
Mike December 18, 2013 at 03:55 PM
Jason I would like to think that you are joking in your comment? Yes I pay high taxes like everyone else but DO NOT want this coming into my neighborhood. Why would you want a 24hr 7day a week business open in your small hamlet? Nothing but trouble after a certain hour. Just check with the police department on how many times they are called to the two places that are open 24hrs. Not good. Hey it's America and you are titled to your opinion but for someone like myself who has been in Bayport awhile I do not want this at all.
Hiram Walkers December 18, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Jason says the new station will bring jobs..... Hahahahahhaahhahahaahahhahaahahahahhahaaha Stop Jason.... My sides are aching from all the laughing from your immature comment.
Lori January 01, 2014 at 07:41 PM
As I have witnessed over my life time here in Bayport-Blue Point, I'm certain that this chain will get its tax break and then move on like all of the other businesses that have come and gone in the past. I would much rather look at a mom and pop junk yard, then watch "strangers" who don't give a damn about our community make money on our hard earned dollars. I for one, if this does come to be, will NOT UNDER any circumstance support this establishment by purchasing a drop of gas, or a stick of gum from them. I hope to GOD that we can continue to keep the values of a small town like ours.
Mike January 11, 2014 at 10:03 AM
Please patch, keep us posted a out upcoming hearings on this proposal. We DO NOT this establishment in this town. There are already 4 gas stations within that 1 1/2 mile stretch. A project I this scope does not belong in Bayport on Montauk Hwy. It should be up on Sunrise Hwy. I'd much rather have the repair shop/ car dealer there than this 24 hour eyesore.
Lori January 11, 2014 at 12:28 PM
Bayport-Blue Point is a wonderful place to live. However, it's losing it quaintness with all of the COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT!!! Although we do not have a main street like Sayville, or Port Jeff, we still have the small town feel with FLO's , Corey and Bayport beaches, one high school, and the many community events that enable us to see our neighbors and familiar faces. It's wonderful to drive to the local vegetable stand on Bayport Avenue and chat with its owner and to see familiar faces in CVS, The Fish Store, King Kullen etc. A HUGE chain such as QuikChek is only going to diminish that feel and create an eyesore, and of course more traffic issues. Adding D&D to the KK Shopping Center created a convenience by using an already existing store, just like Starbucks and without creating an eyesore. There are too many negatives adding this chain.....Let's stick with the positives and keep our town small and quaint.

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