Rally Again to Stop New CVS

Otis Pearsall stood to the side of the traffic to get cars' attention during a protest against CVS earlier this month. Bella Lewis

Another demonstration to protest a proposed Bridgehampton CVS pharmacy at the intersection of Main Street and the Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike will be held at that corner on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Save Bridgehampton Main Street, a newly organized group, objects not only to the size of the proposal — a two-story building with 9,000 square feet of retail space, plus a 4,400-square-foot basement — but also to its location at one of the busiest intersections in the hamlet. The Topping Rose House, an upscale restaurant and hotel in a historic building, the 1840 Nathaniel Rogers House, which is being restored, and Almond restaurant, in another one of Main Street's oldest buildings, are on three of the corners of the intersection.

This isn't the first demonstration. About 40 people took part in a protest earlier this month.

"We hope to have more demonstrators than we did on July 3," said Carey Millard, a Bridgehampton resident who organized the demonstrations. A petition from Save Bridgehampton Main Street calls for commercial development to be prohibited on the corner.


While the building still needs the approval of the Southampton Town Planning Board, Ms. Millard said it appears as if the proposal will go through, despite a code that limits the size of stores to 5,000 square feet. Each floor would be 4,400 square feet in size. The store would be open from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.

"We are very early in the development of this project and have no details to share at this time. We will be participating in Bridgehampton's approval process as this moves forward," Mike DeAngelis, the director of public relations at CVS, wrote in an email earlier this month.

BNB Ventures owns the property and reportedly leased it to CVS.


i would like to see a 7-11 there as well.what a bunch of children