The Walgreens in Le Roy is now open, as we learned from a glowing piece of PR published in the Batavia Daily News.
The problem of its construction, which as is downright hostile to other businesses in the village with its parking lot and fence in front of the building, is, of course, still a problem.
And it was a problem the Le Roy Planning Board recognized back in August 2007, according to an article in the Daily News archives:
Planning Board member Jerry McCullough said he would like to see a design consistent with a small-town Main Street look, including having the store closer to the sidewalk and all the parking either behind the building or to one side and the rear.
Planning Board Chairman Robert Dawley agreed. He would like Walgreens to design a store similar to the way the Village Hall sits on its parcel, with green space between the sidewalk and building and its front setback consistent with nearby properties.
"I think it would be visually more pleasing to the community," he said. The traditional downtown look would also provide better sight lines for drivers approaching the traffic light at routes 5 and 19, he said.
I remember being told a year ago that the building would fit into the village. I wonder whatever happened to that plan?
Meanwhile, the building is already up for sale. Asking price: $5.1 million.