The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce is asking members for input on the proposed Target store project and states Islip Town made "no effort" to contact the group or notify them of the public hearing held on the proposal last Thursday by the town planning board.
In the email letter sent out Thursday morning, Chamber President Bill Etts writes that he welcomes comments and concerns.
"Please share them with me and I will try to take what action I can to if not stop at least delay the process if possible. Please send me your input," states the letter. Business can email Etts at email@example.com.
As Patch reported Wednesday town planning officials are likely to greenlight the retail store plan and stated that the economic impact to the local business district isn't a issue given that the zoning remains the same.
Reaction to the proposal, on Patch's Facebook page and the story comments indicate most residents are relieved the flea market is closing but aren't so unified on the proposed store. Many would rather see a boutique food retailer such as Trader Joe's.
Patch will have a story later today on residents' responses. Readers who would like your comment to be included can email Patch at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment below.