Lowe's Pulls Out of Huntington Station

Company decides not to build on site of former Huntington Townhouse.

Lowe's won't be building in Huntington Station after all, the company confirmed on Tuesday.

"We are no longer pursuing building a store on the site," company spokeswoman Stacey Lentz said Tuesday evening. "As you know, we announced a few weeks ago that we are going to open fewer stores. We’ve completed some environmental cleanup, some retaining walls, etc."

Lentz, who said the Town of Huntington had been notified, said the property would go up for sale.

Lowe's had announced Oct. 17 that it would close 20 underperforming stores, including one in upstate Batavia, and that it has discontinued a number of planned new store projects. Instead of the projected 30 stores a year, Lowe said it expected to open 10 to 15 per year.

The company had planned a 103,000-square-foot home-improvement store and a 26,500-square foot garden center for the vast site formerly occupied by the iconic , which closed in 2007. 

Lowe’s and Racanelli Construction Co., the general contractor, conducted a groundbreaking ceremony for the project in July at the Jericho Turnpike site. Representatives from Lowe’s, Town of Huntington officials and Racanelli participated in the event.

The Huntington Station store would have been Lowe's 66th in the state. The company had said it expected to create about 125 jobs with the new site.

last November for signage, parking and other requested changes. Throughout the spring and summer, the site was busy as men and machines tore down the eyesore that the townhouse had become as it sat vacant for four years.

lou lou November 09, 2011 at 06:54 PM
there are many houseing apt townhouses just over the line in the town of woodbury and syosset. I think avalon bay would love it and young people would love it to.
Luanne DeRosa December 31, 2011 at 02:46 AM
How about another Barnes and Noble and Toys R us!
Ole T December 31, 2011 at 09:50 PM
Since Lowes still owns the land where the Town House used to be. I believe it is up to the company on what to do with the property. I believe they bought it for 35 million dollars but would take a big loss on selling the property. So it is up to Lowes on what to do with the property. The economy has a lot to do with this plain & simple.
David Mir June 12, 2012 at 12:00 PM
A senior establishment would be a crock. We have enough senior homes scattered through out Long Island. We all know seniors go to warm places like the senior retirement state of Florida. They all go to those senior communities where everything under the sun is done for them. They play shuffle board and kick back. That would be their best bet. The only thing they would have to put up with is the reptile population which is growing fast. I would like to see a new Walmart built there.
Jim R. June 12, 2012 at 03:19 PM
35 mill?? That seems absolutely ridiculous


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