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TD Bank Opening "Green Bank" on Hi-Lite Diner Site

A sign touts new location for a "green" TD Bank on property in Port Jeff Station where Hi-Lite Diner burned down in 2010.

A sign advertising  a new "green" TD Bank will be coming soon to the property where the Hi-Lite Diner used to sit on the southeast corner of Route 347 and Old Town Road in Port Jefferson Station.

The building had been razed to the ground after the fire sometime in January in 2010. A wooden structure left on the property was the .

Jimmy Hernandez, a representative from TD Bank, said that construction will begin on the store "some time this summer" and it'll take about four to five months to build.

The sign adverstises that the bank is "going green." Hernandez said that means the building will be based on TD Bank's new green store design and built to be an energy-efficient building, targeting LEED Gold certification.

"The store will also include a solar drive-thru canopy that will produce about 20 percent of the building’s annual energy needs," said Hernandez.

The new store will also have feature a Penny Arcade coin-counting machine for customers and Sunday hours,, just like other TD Banks in the area.

Click to see the videos of the fire at the Hi-Lite Diner in January, 2010 posted on You Tube embedded into this story or click here to see a blog post with the videos of the fire.

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