Tuesday's elicited a very large response on Patch and on the Patchogue Patch Facebook Page.
The is for Tritec's that is set to bring 291 apartments, 46,000 square feet of retail space and 18,000 square feet of office space at the Four Corners intersection.
Responses varied, from those sad to see the building go, those looking forward to the development, those upset that the demolition took place on Sept. 11 and a few that weren't sure why it was demolished.
Below are a selection of the responses. Feel free to add your thoughts on the demolition in the comments section below.
YAY! Don't have to look at that eyesore anymore. Thank you Tritec. Let's move forward and see some progress. Doing a great job Mayor.
What is scary is how many people still don't realize that there will be almost 300 rental apartments in that space (Artspace has only 40) and that the rents they are asking for are pure fantasy. Young struggling "hipsters" will not be able to afford these exorbitant rents they are asking for and still have expendable income to shop on Main street as well. Has anyone seen the job market statistics on long island? Where are all these young hipsters working to afford these outrageous rents?
I am 26 and would like to live in the area and afford a home after earning a masters degree 2 years ago however I also feel Patchogue has been an epicenter and dumping ground for affordable housing and or section 8. I don't think people in Setauket or Stony Brook would appreciate it if the table was turned.
A recent bright 23 year old, Bio-Tech graduate, sent out hundreds of resumes for a period of two months, finally to land a research position locally for $38,000. Another, 25 year old Dental Assistant, working full time and going back to school, is looking for a roommate and can’t afford a car. When you add up the cost of owning a car, with car and rental insurance, gas, food, contribution for health insurance, commuting expenses and student loans it is difficult for them to afford their own apartment. For these young “hipsters” with income somewhere around $474.00 per week, ($1896/month), puts them hovering around poverty level. No ability to save or to put money away into a company investment plan and absolutely no disposable income.
Donald Drew I grew up in the village. I owned the Photo studio across the street (Ye Olde Photo Shoppe) in the 70's. Many memories invoked here.
Dee Votino-Parker oh wow i cant believe that that store isnt going to be there so sad another building gone from a good era
Renee Finger Radalinsky Oh so sad- I loved that store!! Another childhood memory gone!!
Alyssa Schwarz You still have the memories! I'm looking forward to the new Patchogue, it's looking great!
Dawn McKearney Nichols sad to see it go...loved Sweezy's back in the day !!
John Canary Sad to see it go, but it was a old building that had to go...