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PROJECT: A new 12,500-square-foot building in the Yorktown shopping center that’s anchored by the 124,000-square-foot Lowe’s home improvement store. The 25-acre property, at 3200 Crompond Road, is bordered by the Taconic State Parkway and Old Crompond Road.

LATEST DEVELOPMENT: It’s one guessing game in town: What’s coming to the space that will be across the parking lot from Lowe’s? According to Town Planner Robyn Steinberg: The developer describes it as a specialty grocer.

“The specific store has not been identified,” she said.

On its website, developer Long Island-based Breslin Realty Development Corp said the space is a retail store but provided no detail. The developer could not be reached for comment.

Yorktown has already seen one new specialty grocery store arrive, at a familiar location: The former 38,000-square-foot Turco’s in downtown Yorktown Heights last fall became an Uncle Giuseppe’s Marketplace.

And Westchester has had a bevy of grocery store news over the past two years, from a 40,000-square-foot Whole Foods opening in Chappaqua to the arrival of the 121,000-square-foot Wegmans in Harrison, to new DeCicco and Sons locations, including a recently opened, 20,000-square-foot store in Somers.

The space in the Yorktown plaza isn’t a DeCicco and Sons, according to John DeCicco, the company’s chief executive officer.

Construction has been underway at one of the Lowe’s plaza’s other buildings, for a Starbucks and AAA Travel Store. Both will be across the parking lot from the Lowe’s, which opened in April 2019. AAA provides its members with discounts on luggage, travel accessories and more. 

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UP NEXT: The new building has been going through work sessions at the town Planning Board. Town Supervisor Matt Slater said the town has not been told who the tenant will be, but “we are excited to welcome a new business to Yorktown.”

Meanwhile, a fourth building in the Lowe’s plaza could have a drive-through, according to the developer’s website. No word on what the use there might be.

Michael McKinney covers northern Westchester. Follow him on Twitter @mikemckwriteVisit offers.lohud.com to sign up for a subscription.

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