Coram, NY - December 5, 2016 - On Friday, December 2nd, Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and Legislator Robert Calarco joined Police Commissioner Tim Sini, Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine, Brookhaven Town Councilman Mike Loguercio, 6th Precinct Inspector William Murphy, 6th Precinct Deputy Inspector Kevin Degnan, and Police Captain James Strack spoke about the recent condemnation of the Superstar Beverage building in Coram.
Following an investigation, Superstar Beverage, a source of many complaints of drug and alcohol related activities, was cited with numerous State Liquor Authority violations, including sale to minors as well as licensing violations. The Town of Brookhaven building inspector and Fire Marshals condemned the location for fire code violations and for no Certificate of Compliance and no Certificate of Occupancy.
“For years, this site has been a nuisance to the community as it has attracted illegal activity that was affecting the quality of life for local residents. I have been continuously working with local community leaders, the Suffolk County Police Department, and the Town of Brookhaven to collaborate on public safety and revitalization efforts. It is important that we do everything in our power to support the Coram community and its local businesses to ensure that it remains economically viable,” said Legislator Anker.
In the spring, Legislator Anker and Legislator Calarco formed the Coram Plaza Revitalization Task Force in response to quality of life concerns from Coram residents. The task force is made up of many community stakeholders including elected officials from the State, County, and Town, the Suffolk County Police Department, the Department of Social Services, local civic leaders, property managers, and representatives from not-for-profit organizations. The task force has coordinated revitalization efforts including homeless outreach efforts, increased security at the shopping center, and the condemnation of Superstar Beverage.
Pictured: Police Commissioner Tim Sini speaking on December 2, 2016 on the recent condemnation of the Superstar Beverage building in Coram. Photo courtesy of Office of Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker.
“I would like to thank Commissioner Sini and the Town of Brookhaven on their collaboration, which they have brought to a higher level than we have seen before. They recognize that when we all work together, we can produce real effective change for our communities,” said Legislator Calarco at the press conference. “Our business owners here in the Coram shopping center have told us that they have seen a marked improvement in the security and the ability of their customers to feel comfortable shopping in their stores since this beverage center has shut down.”
For more information about the revitalization efforts in Coram and at the Coram Plaza, please contact Legislator Anker’s office at 631-854-1600.