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Schenectady must categorize how new store proposals fit

The Eastern Avenue Deli and Grocery Store at 838 Eastern Ave. and the Yazan Corner Store at 837 Eastern Ave. are across the street from each other.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
The Eastern Avenue Deli and Grocery Store at 838 Eastern Ave. and the Yazan Corner Store at 837 Eastern Ave. are across the street from each other.
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What is a convenience store? That’s a question city officials are wrestling with, now that the City Council has approved a moratorium on such stores. A Dunkin Donuts would “absolutely not” be considered a convenience store, said Zoning Officer Steve Strichman. But what about a Dunkin Donuts in a gas station mart, as has been proposed on Erie Boulevard? “That’s where the questions come in,” he said. “You have a lot of crossover between a ...

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