Greenport taxi service gets official OK to operate from mini-mart

08/09/2014 4:00 PM |
Layyah began operating a taxi service without receiving permission from the village. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Layyah began operating a taxi service without receiving permission from the village. (Cyndi Murray photo)

Seven months after a Greenport convenience store began running a taxi service out of its parking lot without permission, the Planning Board on Thursday night approved its application to do so.

Members voted unanimously to allow Layyah, which is on Front Street, to run a single-taxi service from its existing business on the southeast corner of Front and Fourth streets, board member Pat Mundus said Friday.

Originally, the owner applied to operate a two-taxi operation.

“The Planning Board thought a taxi service was very much needed in Greenport,” Ms. Mundus said.

Since Layyah’s management already began operating the taxi service in February, the vote was — admittedly, by officials — a formality.

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