Apparently the last thing Sayville residents want to see open in the business district is another bank.
In fact some would rather have a strip club or a dive bar open at the former Dairy Barn location on Main Street.
“Really—how many banks does one town need,” wrote Corinne Sorisi McBride on Sayville-Bayport Patch’s Facebook page regarding Monday’s story on a drive-through bank application for the former convenience store site.
While several residents posted they were happy to hear that the lot, which has fallen into decrepidation after being vacant for several years, will be cleaned up.
“Good to hear this eyesore is being addressed,” wrote JW Loughren.
But the idea of another bank isn’t sitting well with readers who believe the community already has enough banks.
“Yeah, because God knows that Sayville needs another bank! Give me a break.....bring back Dairy Barn!,” wrote Karen Torres Gugliotta, whose sentiments were echoed by many.
“Enough with the banks already,” wrote Susan-Hatter-Knappe.
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Even a Bayport resident don’t see a need for another bank in Sayville.
“….like we have any money to need a bank!!,” wrote Cindy Warnken.
Reader Anthony Dorner wondered the same. “Are we really running out of places to keep all of our money?” he wrote.
Victoria Herrmann noted a similar view.
“No one has money in this economy and yet we keep building banks to deposit our imaginary money. Wonder if this one will accept monopoly money, cause soon enough thats all we'll have .... plus we already have citizens, 2 chases, a TD and capital one, I think we're banked out,” she stated.
Comments on the Patch story about the proposed plan ran along a similar vein.
“Great news,” wrote reader Vito. “It is getting so hard to find a bank around here!
“I'm glad to see something being done, but really? Another bank? Just throw a CVS next door too, not enough of those around....,” wrote Karen Costa.
Readers would rather see Dairy Barn reopen or even a strip club.
“I'd rather see a dive bar, a restaurant, offices, a strip club, a new Bunk House--almost ANYTHING but another bank or drug store! #%#$!,” wrote Zappafrankfurter.
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