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Armonk CVS opponents lose legal challenge


A CVS Pharmacy Inc. store proposed in Armonk has cleared a legal barrier rasied by local oppoents.

State Supreme Court Justice Joan Lefkowitz on April 4 dismissed an Article 78 petition brought by Concerned Citizens of Armonk, a group formed  to prevent CVS from coming into the hamlet in the town of North Castle.

Lefkowitz said that Concerned Citizens could not show how the CVS would negatively harm businesses or how the town failed to comply with the state Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) by failing to consider the impacts of CVS.

“Economic concerns, such as fear of business competition, are neither within the zones of interest or not sufficient to confer standing under any of the statutes which petitioners invoke,” Lefkowitz ruled.

Concerned Citizens has 30 days to file an appeal. The 20,000-square-foot pharmacy would replace an A&P Supermarket that closed in February 2012.

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