The Riverhead Town Board will hold three public hearings Wednesday night on proposals to ban 24-hour retail operations in hamlet areas.
The proposals deal with the village center, hamlet center and rural corridor zoning districts and requires stores in those zones to be closed from midnight to 5 a.m.
The move came in the wake of opposition from Aquebogue residents to a 7-Eleven proposed at the Vinland Commons shopping center, which is located in a rural corridor zone. The town banned 24-hour operations in the Business-Country Rural zone in Wading River in the 1980s, when a 7-Eleven was proposed there, at the spot that’s now a McDonald’s.
It would not apply to bars or restaurants that serve alcohol for on-premises consumption.
The meeting starts at 7 p.m. and News-Review reporter Tim Gannon will be live blogging. Click below to follow or comment and scroll down for the full meeting agenda and resolution packet.