Pothole Watch: Week 3

Goshen Plaza parking lot still looking like Tough Mudder obstacle course


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BY ERIKA NORTON

What’s brokenAre we going to give Pothole Watch a break this week because of Winter Storm Riley?

Nah.

Week 3 of Pothole Watch at the Goshen Plaza parking lot on Clowes Avenue brings no glad tidings. To negotiate the crumbling asphalt and slush-filled craters, a shopper has to be one Tough Mudder.

Gail VanDermark-Kimiecik calls the lot "a living nightmare, no matter who owns it."

The deteriorating parking lot at the village’s only shopping center, which includes a CVS Pharmacy and several other businesses, is a perennial problem.

HistoryIn May 2015, Philip Adler and North American Properties purchased the Goshen Plaza for $7.85 million at auction, the second for the strip mall.

Goshen Plaza business owners have in the past complained that the pockmarked lot has driven away business.

In 2001, the Grand Union grocery store left the plaza, leaving the village without a supermarket to this day. CVS moved into that spot later.

When will it be fixed?In 2015, Adler and village Mayor Kyle Roddey said they planned to make the parking lot a priority. The parking lot saw some paving in September of that year, but the condition has deteriorated again.

Editor’s note: Pothole Watch will keep an eye on the situation with updates every week until the lot is repaved.






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