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Move Stop & Shop to State Road, Vineyard Haven Resident Suggests

"If Stop & Shop were located on State Road then I bet all of us would see some serious grocery store price competition, in areas of quality and price," writes Heidi Feldman of Vineyard Haven.

Stop & Shop's proposed design for expansion in Vineyard Haven is posted at the front of the store. (Louisa Hufstader photo)
Stop & Shop's proposed design for expansion in Vineyard Haven is posted at the front of the store. (Louisa Hufstader photo)
Have you seen the latest letter to the editor? It's from Heidi Feldman of Vineyard Haven, who like many Islanders is concerned about Stop & Shop's proposed expansion there.

"Honestly, I dread the thought of a major construction project at Five Corners," Feldman writes. "The resulting larger store would create increased gridlock at peak times, overload the recently renovated parking lot, and potentially prevent emergency police response from the Tisbury Police Headquarters."

Feldman's suggestion: Move the store out of downtown entirely, "potentially to somewhere just out of town on State Road."

Moving the supermarket would  "avoid the congestion and lack of sufficient parking" at the current location, Feldman writes, and could have other advantages as well:

"If Stop & Shop were located on State Road then I bet all of us would see some serious grocery store price competition, in areas of quality and price," she concludes.

Read the full letter and leave a comment at "Win Win: Decongest Five Corners and Create Merchant Competition to Benefit Customer."
Diane Toole Burt January 01, 2014 at 07:26 AM
Brilliant idea
arnie reisman January 01, 2014 at 08:06 AM
How about swapping the Post Office site with the Stop & Shop site?
Louisa Hufstader (Editor) January 01, 2014 at 08:42 AM
Intriguing concept! Anyone know whether that's federal property or if USPS is just a tenant?
jack schimmelman January 01, 2014 at 11:02 AM
they know about this choice about state road. considered it and rejected it.
Edward L./Ed Pierce January 01, 2014 at 11:40 AM
USPO area wouldn't solve anything for 5 corner concerns... Years back there was a proposal to move the then A&P out to the land west of SBS. Land, I believe had been bought by the late Sumner Redstone. It was to be/ or is called Nobnocket. Think the was a water run-off issue. Could that be harnessed with today's technology ? Then the VH bypass would also be more useful. Was the Airport Business Park ever discussed as a central site? Happy New Year:-)
Ali Upham January 01, 2014 at 02:07 PM
Wonderful idea for the Stop & Shop.......couldn't be better!
jack schimmelman January 01, 2014 at 05:23 PM
wondering what the status of the land is where Helio's and the Artworkers Guild used to be. At that time it was owned by JT.

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