I'm writing about the grocery store that is rumored to be established in the old Rite Aid on Jerusalem and Pea Pond in North Bellmore.
The residents that live in the area are not happy about this and intend to fight the owner's attempt to override a zoning ordinance. We see this as a terrible development for the area. The store will bring a host of problems that will make the area virtually unlivable.
- Noise - this residential area will be subjected to the noise of countless delivery trucks that will arrive and depart at every hour of the day and night.
- Safety - The store will cause a rise in traffic to an intersection that is already dangerous. With a school down the block and a large population of small children in the area, this could lead to disaster.
- Quality of Life - the location was once an A&P. A local resident said that the smell coming from that location was unbearable. Many homes back up to where the dumpsters will filled with rotting garbage.
- Rats - The area is already overrun by rats. We pay almost $100/month to an exterminator to hold back these filthy beasts. Before that our yard was crawling with large rats. Imagine our concern, seeing that dumpsters would bring an even larger population of diseased vermin to the area. Again - large numbers of children will have rats to worry about.
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