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Auto Dealer Could Replace Stop & Shop Location Closing In Westchester

Stop & Shop on Harrison Street in New Rochelle will be closing next February.
Stop & Shop on Harrison Street in New Rochelle will be closing next February. Photo Credit: File

A Stop & Shop location in Westchester is set to shutter its doors next year, and reportedly could be the new home of a luxury auto dealership.

The New Roc Stop & Shop on Harrison Street in New Rochelle will be closing next February, the company announced this week, and the New Rochelle City Council will now begin searching for a new business to replace it.

The Stop & Shop location on Palmer Avenue will remain open, as will nearby locations on East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck and East Sandford Boulevard in Mount Vernon. The company noted that employees will have the opportunity to transfer to other local stores once the New Roc store closes.

"After a thorough review of the operating performance of our stores, we have made the difficult decision not to renew our lease at 28 Harrison St. in New Rochelle," Stop & Shop officials said in a released statement. "Our intent is to operate the store through February 28, 2020, the end of the lease, after which we will close this location.”

According to a lohud report , New Roc Associates LP and Manhattan Motorcars have asked the City Council for a special permit to alter the city’s mixed-use family entertainment zone to allow for car dealerships in the space. More information is expected to be disseminated at the March 12 City Council meeting.

“It is distressing to hear that Stop & Shop plans to no longer have a location on Harrison Street, right in the heart of our downtown,” New Rochelle City Councilman Jared Rice said. “For current area residents, we want our downtown to be a walkable and livable environment. While I understand that the trend is for less big box retail stores to be located within urban corridors, we must find a solution to prevent this portion of our city from becoming a food desert.”

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