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Aldi plan panned at public hearing

Irondequoit, N.Y. -- Around 50 people turned out to a public hearing Monday night in Irondequoit to voice their opposition to a plan to build an Aldi grocery store on Hudson Avenue.

People living in the Brookview neighborhood say the low-cost grocery store would be an eyesore, create more traffic and direct more rainwater towards homes.

When you have tarmac any place over that normally soaked in the rain it you take away that surface area, said James Sheridan, who lives in the Brookview neighborhood.

Christopher Kambar of APD Engineering and Architecture spoke on behalf of Aldi Monday night.

He said the grocery store will give shoppers other options.

Kambar adds they will build a system to properly drain water.

What were proposing to do is follow the New York Department of Conservation requirements, Kambar said.

Adam Chodak, 13WHAM-TV
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