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Rumor Of Fairway Market For Greenburgh Is Dashed

This story has been corrected; the site of the former A&P is on Tarrytown Road, not Knollwood Road.

GREENBURGH, N.Y. – A report that the New York City supermarket chain Fairway Market is coming to Greenburgh is false, town officials said.

Officials at Greenburgh Town Hall were reportedly stumped when they received a phone call from the Westchester County Business Journal last month, asking if Fairway's second Westchester County store would soon be located on Tarrytown Road.

"There is no truth to the rumor that Fairway is coming into the Town of Greenburgh," Thomas Madden, commissioner of community development and conservation, said Friday evening. "That is just a rumor. As far as I know, Fairway is not coming to Greenburgh."

It was speculated that Fairway would take the vacant storefront of the former A&P, which was in the Crossroads Shopping Center. Madden said he did not know how the rumor started.

Phone messages left for Fairway Market representatives and Heyman Properties, owner of the Crossroads Shopping Center, were not returned. Paul Feiner, Supervisor of the Town of Greenburgh, declined to comment on the issue.

The A&P closed in April 2011 after its parent company, the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co., filed for bankruptcy protection and closed more than 30 stores nationwide, including nine in New York state, four in Westchester County and two in Greenburgh.

With the A&P now closed for more than 16 months, Greenburgh residents have long asked for another supermarket that could replace it. Last summer, Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said he was in talks with a supermarket chain that was interested in expanding the space if it chose to rent the location. However, the deal apparently fell through.

At the time of the A&P's closing, Feiner expressed concern for residents in the Fairview area who are disabled or do not have cars. The nearest supermarket is another A&P less than one mile away on Knollwood Road in the Greenburgh Shopping Center.

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