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Costco's BZA Request Pushed Off Again

Board chairman says hearing will be scheduled after town's decision.

The Town of Hempstead Board of Zoning Appeals has once again granted a request to push off Costco’s, route: {:controller=>"listings", :action=>"show", :id=>"costco-28"} --> case to

Dave September 21, 2012 at 02:04 PM
Thanks, Alisa. I wonder if Costco has given any consideration to purchasing the lot directly across the street from them (where the Five Towns Toyota dealership used to be, next to the batting cage place). The space has been vacant for years now; if they moved the station over there, at least the parking space controversy would be avoided.
Carmela Soprano September 21, 2012 at 02:21 PM
Costco is packed on the weekends as well, both days. The property across the street is owned by the state. Don't know if the lease is still available. Perhaps a sublet, but Costco doesn't want to put anything on land they don't own.
Jack R September 21, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Does any one who is complaining about the ""ridiculously" and "outrageously" high prices of gas on the turnpike, know how much profit these stations owners are making on a gallon of gas? I do know because I am a station owner. How does about .06 per gallon sound. Thats 60 cents an a 10 gallon sale. Don't believe me? Look me up, I will be happy to show you my paperwork.
mark boat September 22, 2012 at 05:07 PM
The only disastrous effect Costco's gas pumps would have would be to stop the horrific conspiracy of price fixing by the gas stations along Rockaway Blvd. Have you noticed that their prices are not only higher than service stations in Hewlett, but are also higher than many NYC gas stations, even though we have lower gas taxes? If planned correctly, Costco adding gas would be a plus for the five towns by forcing true competition
Carmela Soprano September 22, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Mark, I travel into NY City everyday. The prices are NOT cheaper over the line. If you look at the break down of gasoline taxes and wholesale costs, it is not a large profit margin at all.

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