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Brighton Grassroots files new petition against Whole Foods Plaza project

Brighton Grassroots files new petition against Whole Foods Plaza project

WHECTV
Updated: September 09, 2019 05:52 PM
Created: September 09, 2019 11:36 AM

BRIGHTON, N.Y. (WHEC) — A group opposed to the Whole Foods Plaza project in Brighton has filed a new petition against it.

Brighton Grassroots is challenging the Finding Statement adopted by the New York State Department of Transportation for a traffic study.

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If built, the project would be an 83,000 square-foot plaza at the site of the former Mario's Restaurant on Monroe Avenue. 

The study shows traffic and environmental concerns will be minimized or avoided by adding a new light in the area, and it would only add 22 seconds to the commute during peak drive times.  

Two weeks ago, the Brighton Town Supervisor Bill Moehle announced he wants to move forward with the proposal.

In response, Danny Daniele e-mailed News10NBC a short statement saying that it was "sad" that a "corporation" has sued the government  in order to "stop competition". Daniele likens that corporation to a "spoiled little child asking for more toys."

The statement appears to reference Wegmans, who the Daniele family has accused in the past of funding the opposition to Whole Foods. 


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