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New Sporting Goods Store Planned For Palisades Center

Clarkstown Planning Board gives preliminary approval for Dick's Sporting Goods

 

The Clarkstown Planning Board gave preliminary approval to the Palisades Center at Wednesday’s meeting to provide street level access to a Dick’s Sporting Goods to open on the second and third floors of the mall.

The new store will be sandwiched on the mall’s middle floors above Bed, Bath & Beyond and below Barnes & Noble. The plan calls for a 1,817-square-foot first floor vestibule and a 2,579-square-foot second floor vestibule to provide street level access.

The plan calls for Dick’s to take over empty stores no longer in business as well as some overflow parking area that Darrin Houseman, general manager of the Palisades Center, said doesn’t get used.

The group from the Palisades will meet with the Architectural & Landscape Commission Monday and return to the Planning Board Wednesday night to seek final approval. Houseman said they don’t have a date set yet for the store’s opening, although they’ve begun construction on it, minus the aspects still needing approval.

One issue the planning board had with the design is the transformers in the store are located underneath the escalators. Members of the board wanted to know about the safety of them in that location, as well as how a crew could get there if they needed to be worked on or removed. The board asked the Palisades group to provide a statement about the safety of the escalators.

The meeting was a public hearing, and the only member of the public to speak was Steven Levine of Congers who had some concerns about the addition to the mall.

“As a citizen and a taxpayer, I don’t think we are getting our value worth out of the mall, and what offends me is that in my mind, you don’t not continue to reward a bad actor,” he said.

Levine added that if the location needs more space, it should have to remove it from the top floor of the mall that is currently not being used for anything.

“If they are adding square footage to the building, it seems to me, let them take this square footage and physically remove it somewhere else in the building from that extra floor that was built,” he said.

Jacqueline Russo June 08, 2012 at 11:47 PM
Even though I don't like the Palisades Mall it's nice to see them actually adding a new name rather closing a store. It's been a long time since they've added a major store. I mean they don't even need Dick's when they have Modell's, and Sports Authority but that's besides the point.
EBM June 09, 2012 at 04:59 PM
Would have been nicer to see as a new addition to The Shops at Nanuet.
Rick June 10, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Modells and Sports Authority do not sell hunting gear. Though I HIGHLY doubt Clarkstown and the Palisades Mall will allow Dicks to carry their bow and gun inventory.
AH June 10, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Davis Sports Shop has a great selection of hunting gear.
Rick June 11, 2012 at 06:37 PM
True, but they are a bit of a distance for some.
rex merrins June 21, 2012 at 10:03 PM
WHINE WHINE LIKE A CHILD BECAUSE PALISADES GETS A STORE AND SHOP AT NANUET DOSENT. BETTER THAN SEEING A WHOLE BIG MALL CLOSING STORES THEY ARE TRYING TO CREATE JOBS. GIVE PALISADES MALL A BREAK FOR ONCE.INSTEAD OF PUTTING DOWN ALL THE TIME.
Morgan July 12, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Dicks sporting goods is much better than davis sports shop when it comes to over all inventory and price point. i cant wait for the new Dicks sporting goods to open
Dee Anthony Lloyd August 25, 2012 at 06:02 PM
WHY?! I REALLY DON'T LIKE DICK'S! AS MUCH AS I LOVE PALISADES CENTER,THIS IDEA SUCKS!!!!!!!!!

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