It may have seemed like a long shot, but in some ways it felt like destiny.
It was January 2016 when Russell Holmes spotted a post on Richard Rawlings’ Facebook page seeking a “right-hand man” to work alongside him on an upcoming Discovery Channel show titled “Garage Rehab.” READ
Grapes and Greens, also known as Riverhead Ciderhouse, is seeking to amend the previously approved site plan for its Sound Avenue business in order to allow music to be played outdoors through wall-mounted speakers, as well as incorporate other changes that have already been completed but, according to Riverhead Town officials, do not conform with their previously approved plans. READ
I’m Jovani Sanchez, and I’m an assistant manager at Hampton Coffee Company. I’ve been working for the company — which has locations in Aquebogue, Westhampton, Water Mill and Southampton — for almost five years now. I started working here when I was 15. READ MORE
My name is Stuart Feldschuh and my wife, Carolyn, and I have owned Snowflake Ice Cream Shoppe in Riverhead since 1988. The business was launched in 1953 by Herb and Joan Kunitz and we still use the original recipe. READ
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.