The West Islip Association (WIA) will meet at the West Islip Library on Thursday at 7 p.m. for a public discussion on its negotiations with developers regarding the construction of a CVS pharmacy at the site of the La Grange Inn.
Joe DeCarlo, president of the WIA, told Newsday the group has reached a number of compromises with CVS officials, including the construction of an extended buffer on the property line and the preservation and relocation of a portion of the inn.
The pharmacy's proposed 24-hour drive-through window, however, remains a point of contention between the two parties. However, both groups are open to further discussion.
CVS spokesman Mike DeAngelis told the paper that the company is "continuing to have constructive and productive dialogue with the association."
An in its place was set before the Islip Town planning board late last year.
The proposal drew criticism from more than a dozen residents who spoke before the board in opposition of the project.
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