Karen Crowson still remembers the day she moved to Riverhead 31 years ago. With the moving truck still in her driveway, she walked down to the Riverhead Diner & Grill to apply for a job.
It was so busy, they hired her on the spot and put her to work that day.
Three decades later, Crowson is still a waitress at the East Main Street diner and is glad to see that new owners Jim and Sunny Liszanckie of Riverhead have kept the restaurant’s 85-year history in mind as they’ve rebranded it Sunny’s Riverhead Diner & Grill.
“It’s basically the same, but they improved it,” Crowson said.
She said she remembers the winter day when Mr. Liszanckie, sitting at the counter in the diner, suggested buying the restaurant from former owner Liz Strebel, who took over the business from her family in the late 1970s. READ
Riverhead’s Rotary has a new president who is focused on encouraging young local business owners to join the club.
Angela “Angie” Reese, who began her new role this month, said she believes all Rotaries are struggling to attract millennials and plans to work with her group to come up with ways to attract new members.
Adchem Corporation, which has been in Riverhead since 1984 and employs more than 100 people at its Route 58 site, was sold to an Indiana-based company on Friday, according to Berry Global, the new owner of the business.
On any given morning, Martin Accardi could be found sitting in the Hudson Market in Wading River for about an hour. When the former owner, Tony Coates, said in passing that he was selling the place, a lightbulb went on in Accardi’s head.
Luminati Aerospace LLC, the company in contract negotiations to purchase the remaining acreage at the Enterprise Park at Calverton, publicly displayed some of its manufacturing capabilities Friday to celebrate the reopening of a hangar at the former Grumman site and mark its intentions to rekindle the site’s aviation roots.
A new Dunkin’ Donuts could be on its way to Calverton.
The Riverhead Town Planning Board discussed a new site plan application to convert an auto repair shop at an existing Exxon gas station into a Dunkin’ Donuts. The gas station will remain and so will a convenience store on site.