09/28/14 12:00pm
09/28/2014 12:00 PM

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Times/Review classifieds offers local companies a place to advertise their job openings each week, and this week close to 60 positions are available from a carpenter, to a horse handler, to a farm stand worker.

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09/26/14 10:10am
09/26/2014 10:10 AM
Parto's (inset) is under new ownership. Claudio (left) and Joe Sciara from Uncle Joe's pizzeria have taken over. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Parto’s (inset) is under new ownership. Claudio (left) and Joe Sciara from Uncle Joe’s pizzeria have taken over. (Credit: Paul Squire)

The oval sign above the front door of the West Main Street pizzeria still says Parto’s, and it’ll stay that way for a while, said new manager Claudio Sciara.

But once the new menu is set up, the staff gets settled in and the town’s permits go through, that sign will come down, replaced by a new one showing the popular eatery’s new ownership: Uncle Joe’s.

Joe Sciara, Claudio’s father and owner of Uncle Joe’s, closed a sale to buy the pizzeria from previous owner and chef Frank Spatola Wednesday, and immediately took over.

Read more on northforker.com

09/26/14 8:00am
The former Seven Z's health club on Reeves Bay in Flanders. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The former Seven Z’s health club on Reeves Bay in Flanders. (Credit: Andrew Lepre)

The former Peconic Health and Racquet Club on the waterfront in Flanders has been sitting vacant, boarded up and collecting weeds, since former owner Ron Zaleski closed the business nine years ago. But the building’s current owner says he plans to reopen the landmark Flanders Road building as a health club, although a slightly smaller one than before. That plan comes after other proposals for the site failed.  (more…)

09/22/14 12:01pm
09/22/2014 12:01 PM
The former North Fork and Capital One bank building in Mattituck. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

The former North Fork and Capital One bank building in Mattituck. (Credit: Carrie Miller)

A North Fork real estate giant has closed a deal to buy the former Capital One bank property in Mattituck, and workers have already begun work on the property.

Alan Cardinale, who runs Cardinal Management in Mattituck which owns both the Mattituck Plaza and Jamesport Center, closed on the property at 9025 Main Road in Mattituck for an undisclosed sum on Sept. 2, said Samuel Clark of the Manhattan commercial real estate firm Cushman and Wakefield, the firm that sold the property.

The property had been sold at an auction on July 30, with a starting bid set at $600,000. But the property did not meet its reserve to sell during the auction and was sold in a “re-capture,” a transaction offer that occurred outside of the auction itself, a representative from the auction company said.

Mr. Cardinale did not return phone calls to his office seeking comment.

This isn’t the first time Alan Cardinale has owned the Main Road property. In November 1982, he purchased the property — then a supermarket — for $175,000 at foreclosure, said town assessor Kevin Webster.

Two years later, Mr. Cardinale sold the property to North Fork Bancorp for $975,000, according to town property records. The building served as the headquarters for North Fork Bank, until Capital One purchased the bank and the building in 2006. Though bank management said no jobs would be at risk, the call center on the property was shut down in 2011 and put onto the market two years later.

Tax assessor records show the property has a full market value of $10,683,000 with an assessed value of $124,995.

Workers are now at the former office building doing landscaping and maintenance around the property. Last week, several workers said they were hired to make improvements to the property while the new owner searches for a tenant for the building.

An easement on the property from 1984 prevented previous owners from using the property for anything other than office space. But now that Mr. Cardinale is the owner again, the easement could be retired and the building would only require a site plan approval to house retail space again, Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell had said in an interview last month.

Mr. Russell said he hadn’t yet spoken to Mr. Cardinale.

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09/19/14 2:03pm
09/19/2014 2:03 PM
Long Beard Brewing Co. owner Paul Carlin is gearing up for a move to Riverhead. (Courtesy) For more photos visit:

Craig Waltz of Long Beard and others in the craft brew scene look to Riverhead as the beer ‘hub.’ For more photos

Over the years, Riverhead has sought to be a lot of things.

But a hub for craft beer?

That’s what one prospective brewer says it’s becoming, and it’s what’s drawing his company to the area.

Long Beard Brewing Co. is an up-and-coming craft beer brewer that’s looking for a home in Riverhead, said a co-owner, Paul Carlin. See northforker.com for more.

 

09/19/14 11:43am
The Second Street firehouse was obtained by Riverhead Town in 2011 in a land swap with the Riverhead Fire District. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

The Second Street firehouse was obtained by Riverhead Town in 2011 in a land swap with the Riverhead Fire District. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)

A brewery is one of the uses Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi says he’s considering for the Second Street firehouse, which he has offered to buy from Riverhead Town for $500,000.

But he says he doesn’t have a deal in place just yet; that’s just a use being considered.

“There’s a lot of things up in the air and nothing is concrete yet,” Mr. Castaldi told the News-Review. “I’ve got a lot of ideas and that is one of the things floating around.”

Mr. Castaldi didn’t identify the brewer, though a co-owner of a company called Long Beard Brewing later confirmed they were looking at the location. (more…)

09/19/14 8:00am
Six week-old ducks in the holding pen on the farm near the processing plant. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Six week-old ducks in the holding pen on the farm near the processing plant. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

After Chester Massey & Sons duck farm in Eastport closes later this year, there will be just one surviving business in what was once among Long Island’s most prominent agricultural industries.

That fact is not lost on Doug Corwin of Crescent Duck Farm in Aquebogue, which has for years been Long Island’s largest duck farm and will soon be its last. (more…)