Colarusso opponents like to point out that the corporation sued the City of Hudson, to which Colarusso supporters counter that the City started it by suing Colarusso. (Actually, the City of Hudson sued the Greenport Planning Board, but Colarusso was a co-respondent.) In comparison, Stewart's is held up as the good corporate neighbor. But it seems Stewart's good neighborliness only goes so far.
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Here in Hudson, we acquiesced and amended our zoning to accommodate Stewart's desire to expand and exploit the growing "food-on-the-go" market. The Village of Voorheesville, however, stood up to Stewart's, and Stewart's is retaliating. First, they closed the existing Stewart's in the village. Now the Albany Business Review reports, Stewart's is suing Voorheesville for changing its zoning to prevent Stewart's from demolishing an iconic tavern and building a new gas station and convenience store, on a site that backs up on Vly Creek: "Stewart's sues village of Voorheesville for blocking convenience store." COPYRIGHT 2019 CAROLE OSTERINK