Mattituck will soon get its first 7-Eleven convenience store, after the Southold Town Planning Board voted unanimously Monday night to approve the project following more than a year of debate.
GAZ Realty, which owns the site at the northeast corner of Factory Avenue and Rt. 25, plans to convert an existing 1,985-square-foot Citgo station and convenience store to a 2,670-square-foot 7-Eleven.
Last year, the project met with much public opposition from opponents of chain stores in Mattituck, but the planning board was impressed with the owners’ plans to clean up the property and provide better access at the dangerous intersection.
The board accepted the site plan on the condition that the applicants submit a letter from the New York State Department of Transportation stating that the DOT had no objection to the site plan.
“I was gonna vote no at first but looking at the plans this morning, I think they meet all the safety requirements,” said board member Bill Cremers.