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Target One Step Closer to Arriving in Sayville

Town has approved the site plan and next step are building permits.

Brandname retailer Target is one step closer to building a store in Sayville, at the former site of the Attias flea market, now that the Town of Islip has green lighted its site plan.

According to town planning officials the site plan was approved by the town engineer on April 8. The next step is the application and awarding of building permits. The store will be located at the corner of Broadway Avenue and Sunrise Highway.

The town approved a modification of deed covenants and a special permit for a retail use over 10,000 square feet back in mid December, 2012. The site, which now stands empty as the flea market officially closed in early February, already has the appropriate business zoning.

There has been no official announcement from Target about the proposed store and a spokesperson has told Patch earlier this year that the retailer typically doesn't announce a new opening until one year prior to the build launch date.

While many local residents have stated they are happy the flea market has closed, there have been community concerns expressed about potential traffic and impact to the downtown Sayville shopping district.

A request to Target regarding the project was not immediately returned. Patch will update the story when further information is provided.

Patricia Curatolo-Maher April 12, 2013 at 01:10 PM
So excited
Connie Spellman April 12, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Does anyone know where Attias is moving to? I'm looking for Sonny's Watches.
Deborah Dozier April 12, 2013 at 01:54 PM
I'm looking for them too had there card but I guess it was to the flea market. Where else would you go to get a crystal changed ? Hope someone knows where they went.
Judy Mottl (Editor) April 12, 2013 at 02:19 PM
A few vendors moved into downtown Sayville, including Gurus and a jewelry store. One of them may know. Many moved into a new location in Westbury I believe. There is also a new flea market in Ronkonkoma and someone noted awhile back some vendors may have moved there.
Shragi Schupak April 12, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Target will make a great addition to Sayville. It is conveniently located on Sunrise highway and a traffic light is already there. As for the downtown businesses I think it will help them since target will bring people to sayville. Now Target needs to be a good neigbor and help promote the downtown shopping district and then its a win-win for all.
Tony Chliek April 16, 2013 at 07:43 PM
Sonny's Watches moved to a store front on North Main Street in Sayville. http://sayville.patch.com/listings/sonnys-watches
Pete M July 16, 2013 at 06:04 PM
They're going to put a light at the East entrance on Broadway Avenue and it's gonna piss everyone off. Just wait and see. . .
rma July 16, 2013 at 08:51 PM
I think a couple of jewelry vendors are going to be in the shopping center by Bobs Stores. Where the fashion bug closed up.

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