Fareri (sp?) , the developer who owns the old theatre on Greenwich Avenue, was back before P&Z last night trying to eliminate a previous decision of the board that he must use the third floor of the building for residential apartments, period (apparently that’s what our zoning code demands for Greenwich Avenue, no exceptions). He said (his lawyer John Tesei said) that Apple wouldn’t move in if they had to share the space with unwashed tenants and no Apple, say goodbye to retail on the Avenue (or maybe lower Greenwich Avenue – I wasn’t there). Every store owner on the Avenue agreed with this prediction of doom and signed letters saying so but no go, so goodbye, Apple. I’d see them at the mall, if I went to the mall. Of course, I’d miss them on the Avenue if I shopped on the Avenue and I don’t, so….
On a brighter note for fruit cakes, the water company’s plans for an improved, expanded filtration system at its plant on Dairy Road was deep sixed due to neighbors objections that they had bought their beautiful, rustic homes in this bucolic neighborhood completely unaware of the existence of any kind of filter plant and were now horrified that their cows would stop giving milk and their chickens would go off their feed if the plant were allowed to be updated. That was good enough for the P&Z and if it’s not good enough for you, well go buy some Fiji water, while you still can.