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Letter: Costco Denial Threatens Progress In Yorktown

Costco supporter Bill Primavera says the denial of the superstore's application would perpetuate the belief that Yorktown is anti-business.
Costco supporter Bill Primavera says the denial of the superstore's application would perpetuate the belief that Yorktown is anti-business. Photo Credit: Brian Marschhauser

YORKTOWN, N.Y. — The Yorktown Daily Voice accepts signed, original letters to the editor. Letters may be emailed to yorktown@dailyvoice.com .

Letter to the Editor:

This letter is in regard to the proposed Costco Wholesale Club at 3200 Crompond Road. The public hearing on the application ended Wednesday. The letter was written by Bill Primavera on behalf of Citizens for a Progressive Yorktown.

Dear Members of the Yorktown Planning Board,

Citizens for a Progressive Yorktown did not ask supporters of Costco to write again and again, which the opposition has done, as I understand it, but I would like to offer one last sentiment collectively on our supporters' behalf as we meet the deadline of the open period.

That is, time and again, Yorktown citizens have shared with me their conviction that, should the Costco application not be approved, that would be the death of the "Progress With Preservation" slogan of the town.

As one neighbor shared with me just over this past weekend:

"If the Town does not welcome a great company like Costco with open arms, we will perpetuate our reputation of the last 30 years for being 'anti-business.'  What other decent company would want to spend money or time trying to buck the elitist, anti-development forces that want to keep Yorktown in the 19th century?"

Please consider the importance of the Costco question, not only for its immediate benefits to the town but also for its very future as a viable business opportunity for other companies.

Respectfully submitted,

Bill Primavera Citizens for a Progressive Yorktown

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