After the town rejected an earlier proposal for a King Kullen, Southampton could still end up with a new grocery store. An agreement has been reached between the owners of the shuttered automobile dealership sitting at the intersection of Hampton and Flying Point Roads and a group that hopes to build a 20,000 sq. ft. store at the location.
Don't start writing those shopping lists just quite yet, though. The project still has a few hurdles to clear before work can begin. The building will first need a special permit from the village exempting from current zoning rules (which seems to be a formality). The application will then need to follow the requisite approval process and get okays from the village's Planning Board, the Board of Historic Preservation and Architectural Review and the Suffolk County Department of Health Services.
The lawyer declined to name the store interested in the parcel, so we're left to wonder: Which high-end supermarket are we talking about? Take your best guess in the comments.