CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. Tropical Storm Irene closed the doors of DAgostino for good last August and nearly a year later construction workers are still fixing up the 411 King St. building for its new tenant, Walgreens.
They're working on it. They have some improvements that need to be made, said Town Planner Sabrina Charney Hull in reference to flooding and mold issues. They had some building permits pulled and whatnot to remediate all that and move forward.
Walgreens met with the New Castle Architectural Review Board on June 6 to make changes to the building, including new sliding entrance doors and new storefront windows.
Hull could not give a timetable for the completion of construction as it is not being carried out by the town. The buildings owners, DLC Management Corp., could not be reached for comment.
Former Town Planner David Brito said back in February that there was a delay in the process when D'agostino and Walgreens were determining what store would pay for repairs, including damage suffered from Irene.
As of Wednesday, a notice regarding the removal of asbestos was taken down from the site. Seemingly, much of what had been left behind from DAgostino was also removed from inside the building.
In the same King Street shopping plaza, Chase Bank has begun construction on expanding its branch. It will be moving into the neighboring storefront, which was previously vacant.
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