Retail shop, apartment planned for downtown Greenport

08/06/2013 4:00 PM |

A new vintage goods shop is in the works for downtown Greenport.

The Village Planning board voted unanimously to approve a site plan for the store during last Thursday’s regular session.

Applicant Michael Sweigart, the current owner of the property, located at 429 Main Street, plans to convert the 3,000-square-foot space into a first-floor retail shop and second-floor apartment.

Village administrator Dave Abatelli said Mr. Sweigart’s daughter will live in the apartment and operate the store, which will reportedly sell vintage clothing and other antique items. The building, often referred to as the old Suffolk Times building, was home to the newspaper until the spring of 1988. It has mostly served as an art gallery since then.

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