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Future of Wyandanch shopping center in peril

John Kim, owner of Wyandanch Beauty Supply in

John Kim, owner of Wyandanch Beauty Supply in Wyandanch, reacts to news that the town is evicting businesses to renovate the area. (Aug. 10, 2010) Photo Credit: John Dunn

 An entire shopping center will have to be displaced to make room for a planned transit facility in Wyandanch, according to an environmental assessment released by the Town of Babylon.

But the owner of the shopping center said she had not been told of the assessment and does not want to sell.

The transit facility is part of the massive downtown revitalization "Wyandanch Rising." The development near the LIRR station will include a six-level parking structure that will serve as a transportation hub, accommodating train and bus riders. Adjoining it will be a 2.6-acre public plaza with seating, green space and bike racks.

>> Read Denise M. Bonilla's full story


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