Update: Village officials have informed Greater Long Island that the application to build a multi-use building and retail space as outlined below has been withdrawn.
Original report: The eyesore that has become of the shuttered military surplus store on Waverly Avenue in Patchogue could soon be razed, and then replaced by a proposed multi-use building that will feature retail space and 10 apartments.
Developer Allon Avgi of Merrick wants to construct a two-floor building at 175 Waverly Ave. that would include 3,000 square feet of retail space on the first floor (facing Waverly) and 10 apartments on the second floor.
Upstairs would be eight one-bedroom, 500-square-foot apartments and two larger apartments with two bedrooms. A 600-square-foot apartment gym for residents is also part of the plan that was presented Tuesday night to the Village of Patchogue Planning Board.
On his investment opportunities website, Avgi lists the project as “100% Funded.”
Below is the artist rendering of the project presented to the planning baord.
The property would be located on the northeast corner of Waverly and Fourth Street. The G&D Military Surplus building on the property has been closed since 2020. It had operated in Patchogue for a quarter-century.
The proposed building’s basement would be used for retail storage.
Top photo: The closed G&D Military Surplus store in Patchogue (Credit: Brian Harmon).