The Greenport Planning Board is poised to make a decision on whether a new Main Street surf shop can operate in the village — despite the fact the storefront already opened.
Last Thursday night’s Planning Board work session was the first time members discussed Flying Point Surf’s site application. However, the store — which also has locations in Southampton, Sag Harbor and Bridgehampton — has quietly opened its a storefront at 405 Main Street, without approval of the application.
Planning board member, business owners and residents expressed concerns over the store owner’s lack of regard for Greenport’s laws during the meeting, saying it was unfair the business started operating without following the same process other village businesses were required to.
Mark Zucchero, the site applicant and owner of Flying Point, countered by saying he was not well versed on the site plan approval process. His other East End locations did not require such a vigorous process, he said.
The board is set to make a decision on the site during tonight’s 5 p.m. meeting at the Third Street Fire Station in Greenport.