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Lindenhurst Movie Theater Will Be Removed for New CVS Pharmacy

Developers already have permits for demolition of old village landmark.

The old movie theater at Montauk Highway and Wellwood Avenue played films until the late 1990's. Credit: Patch file photo.
The old movie theater at Montauk Highway and Wellwood Avenue played films until the late 1990's. Credit: Patch file photo.
The old Lindenhurst Movie Theater on Montauk Highway will be torn down to make way for a new CVS Pharmacy pending approval from the Department of Transportation, village officials said.

According to The Babylon Beacon, the 1.67-acre site at the northeast corner of Wellwood Avenue and Montauk Highway will be developed into a 12,592-square foot CVS Pharmacy.

Currently on the sites are two residential buildings and the old movie theater, which last played movies in the 1990's and most recently housed a boat showroom. All three will be demolished before construction begins.

"All of the traffic in and out will be from Montauk Highway which will keep it off Wellwood Avenue and Washington Avenue," deputy village clerk Doug Madlin told The Beacon. Residents voiced their concerns about the new pharmacy causing traffic issues on the two village streets.

The new pharmacy will replace the one currently operated in the middle of the village's business district. That building went up for rent earlier this year in preparation for the eventual move.

Plans reportedly call for a 24 foot high building with 69 parking spaces. Developers for the new building have already received a demolition permit from the village.
Debbie November 17, 2013 at 05:23 PM
I'm finding it difficult to understand why GW96 ever moved to Lindenhurst, considering its such a "dump". I grew up in this town and could have chosen to live anywhere else, but purchased a home here because because this is where I want to be. I also take offense when people feel the need to put down this town. For many people, their home is their largest investment and it is insulting to have someone like GW speak so negatively of it.
M. Perrotta November 19, 2013 at 02:42 PM
I think all traffic entering & exiting from Montauk is going to be one big headache
Kevin Currie November 19, 2013 at 07:15 PM
(1) The pessimist 'complains' about the wind... (2) The optimist 'expects' it to change............ (3) The realist 'adjusts' the sails.................... Dear Lindenhurst Village (taxpaying) resident ... Who are you?
Karen January 21, 2014 at 09:39 PM
omg I can not believe this idiot GW69. I am living in Lindenhurst now for 5 years. I was born and raised in Massapequa Park. I did have doubts about Lindy at first and that's only because for me it was the sudden change of having to move to another town. Well I have to say people here are real and so kind not like Massapequa stuck up and brag about there money and how better they are than you. and how everyone has to live south of Merrick road just to impress people. I am sorry no town is perfect and every town had drunks And drug addicts. but that's not what a town is about. what makes a town is after the disaster of Sandy the way people and even local businesses lend a helping hand to everyone that needed and still needs. so with that said I AM PROUD AND HONORED TO LIVE IN SUCH AN AMAZING TOWN. Thank you everyone for making this town a place I am proud to live and raise my family.
Karen January 21, 2014 at 09:51 PM
p.s the school districts here have been so great with my kids. and people like you shame our town. If you hate this town so much than move out. we don't want people like you here anyway. sorry but I needed to add my 2 cents in.

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