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'Arch' Building to Become Ace Hardware

Unique building on corner of 25a in Rocky Point to be an Ace Hardware.

The 'arch' building on the corner of 25a and Rocky Point-Yaphank Road has been leased and will become an Ace Hardware, according to Prudential agent Bob Damon.

The building is leased to a national tenant and is expected to open up in August after "small details" to the 7,000 square foot building are finished up.

"The building was built by a local contractor who bought it about seven years ago," Damon said. "We originally planned to lease it to separate retail tenants, we had a couple tenants lined up but this national tenant offered to take the whole building which was a better deal all around."

The unique, arched structure stands out on the corner of 25a and has piqued local interest. Damon said at one point a local restaurant wanted to move in but putting in a new kitchen would’ve been too expensive, so they backed out. Outdoor seating would've been planned, but there will be a walk-around patio surrounding the building.

"The owner put a lot of extra money into the property to make it look a little nicer than the average building," Damon said.

Judy Matuk May 26, 2011 at 02:39 PM
Sooooo...what's going in next to Kohls?
andrew netusil May 26, 2011 at 04:17 PM
truly disappointing that ace hardware would put one of there own stores in a town which already has a ace dealer. who is the idiot who thought of this? he certainly did not stop in the rocky point ace hardware store and saw the truly good work being done there. we now will get another store which we do not need, duplicating services we already have, and what will they offer us? less than bill can. what will they do to us by putting up this one store, possibly putting 3-4 other local hardware stores out of business i hope true value opens across from the new ace and puts them out of business
Rich Arleo May 26, 2011 at 05:06 PM
Judy, Petco is coming next to Kohls - http://patch.com/A-gC57
Joan Fuoco May 26, 2011 at 09:48 PM
Years ago, a business would do a demographic study of the area before it decided to come into a community. They would determine if there was a need for the business, or if the area already had similar stores. Not anymore. Seems these companies don't give a damn. How do you justify putting in another hardware store when Rocky Point Hardware is 1'/2 mile away, and there are two others nearby. Not to pontificate, but the small businesses have always been the backbone of Rocky Point; they help in the Town, donate to events, charities, live in the Community, and put their profits and taxes back into Rocky Point. Why did we attend meetings, have a Hamlet Study, and make suggestions as to what types of business we wanted in this Town, when NO ONE LISTENS TO WHAT WE HAVE TO SAY! If you want to be a Community, then DON'T PATRONIZE THOSE STORES THAT YOU OBJECT TO.
Mark Wilson September 03, 2011 at 12:19 PM
Thank JANE BONNER this September 13 in the primary election, for SELLING OUT the Tax Payers of Rocky Point...yet AGAIN ! ANY ALTERNATIVE is better !

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