A kitchens and baths store will take over the vacant former St. James lumber yard that the latest blizzard destroyed in February.
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Jim Dunn, real estate broker with Atlantic Property Services, confirmed Friday evening that a new kitchen and bath store will fill the vacancy, located at 711 Middle Country Road. Dunn said work began at the location Wednesday and is expected to be completed within a month. The real estate broker added that the store should be open for business by May.
John Bongino, director of Smithtown's Building Department, told Patch last week that permits were issued to JJJ Enterprises, LLC, the property owner of the St. James lumber yard, allowing work to begin immediately.
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Dunn said the work to repair the exterior of the building should be done in a week or two, and after work is done on the building's exterior the kitchen and bathroom showroom will be built while interiors repairs are made.