Hicksville Sears project hearing canceled amid coronavirus fears

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Oyster Bay’s town board has canceled the public hearing for a proposal to turn a former Sears store into a mixed-use development amid mounting fears about the novel coronavirus’ spread, Newsday reported. The hearing was supposed to take place Tuesday evening, but Oyster Bay town supervisor Joseph Saladino said the board ultimately voted to cancel it due to health concerns. Seritage Growth Properties hopes to build a project that includes rental apartments, retail and office space and restaurants at the former Sears site in Hicksville. The hearing will be rescheduled and held in “an environment that ensures broad community engagement,” a Seritage spokesman told the outlet. [Newsday]