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Letter: Gourmet market will be too expensive

Upscale Southdown Marketplace will move into part of

Upscale Southdown Marketplace will move into part of the now vacant Waldbaum's in the Greenlawn Plaza, it was announced Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015. This is Waldbaum's as it was closing on Nov. 10, 2015. Photo Credit: Veronique Louis

Whose not-so-brilliant idea was it to put an upscale “specialty gourmet grocer” next to a “a federally subsidized independent-living community for low-income seniors and people with disabilities” [“Grocer, owner have deal,” News, Dec. 31]?

A spokesman for Southdown Market said, “Many details still need to be worked out, but the community should be happy.” I really doubt the residents of Paumanack Village, who survive on limited incomes, will be “happy” to pay upscale prices for their basic food items.

William Hastback, Smithtown

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