Monday, December 29, 2014

Whitestone A&P seeks brownfield status

From the Times Ledger:

The site of a former dry cleaners’ service, which is part of a shopping center in Whitestone, is now being considered for the state Brownfield Cleanup Program.

On July 14, the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, a supermarket chain based in Montvale, N.J., submitted an application on behalf of the former Johnny on the Spot Dry Cleaners on 152-45 10th Ave. to the state Department of Environmental Conservation’s Brownfield Cleanup Program.

It is a voluntary program that helps repair and redevelop brownfields, or contaminated properties. The application was completed by Oct. 29, according to the state Department of Environmental Protection.

The site is part of the Whitestone Shopping Center, a 62,000-square-foot property on 153-01 10th Ave., which includes the Waldbaum’s supermarket, Subway restaurant, Sunshine Spa & Hair Salon, Cascarino’s Pizza, Cascarino’s upcoming CafĂ© 154, J.D. Opticians and the Astoria Bank, which is adjacent to the site.

It was unclear what and if A&P planned to build on the site, but a brownfield application indicates the company may have a project in mind, said Paul Graziano, an urban planning consultant and a historic preservationist.

“If they want to redevelop the site in any way, they have to go through a brownfield cleanup,” Graziano said. “It’s in a manufacturing zone and my guess is if they want to do something besides what’s existing, then they are looking to go through this cleanup.”

The A&P has a 40-year lease on the property, according to an agreement between Feil Whitestone and Waldbaum’s Inc. dated Feb. 27, 2004.

A&P could not be reached for comment after repeated attempts.


Anonymous said...

Dry cleaners are despicable. They are the nation's leading cause of spontaneous abortions.

Anonymous said...

If Anon #1 is correct, that would explain why the City wants to put the homeless shelter in Glendale adjacent to the Kleigman Bros brownfield site. Maybe they are trying to stop the next generation of homeless.

Anonymous said...

"They are the nation's leading cause of spontaneous abortions."


Anonymous said...

""They are the nation's leading cause of spontaneous abortions."


Tetrachloroethylene - look it up.

Anonymous said...

Did it for you. A government study:

Anonymous said...

This 'government study' was in Finland. Correlation does not prove causation. It was a mail in survey. They didn't examine those women, the aborted fetus' or do any levels.

Junk science.

If it really caused abortions women who worked in dry cleaners wouldn't be having children and it would have been noticed years ago.

Who prints this crap?

JQ said...

this would be ideal for the ladies who impregnate themselves on horse saddles or tractor seats.

Anonymous said...

"Waldbaum's" is a trademark used by "The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co."

Anonymous said...

So is A&P.