Roughly a week after town officials discussed condemning the vacant former Sears building and three nearby buildings on East Main Street, the properties have been sold, owner Shelley Gordon confirmed Friday afternoon. READ
A proposal from more than 10 years ago to build an art gallery with artist lofts in downtown Riverhead is still alive, according to architect Martin Sendlewski, who represents a pair of renown sculptors proposing the project.
The state of “progress” in downtown Riverhead is often discussed but hard to pin down: crime rears its head now and again, vacant storefronts still dot Main Street and a short drive to the railroad station area — or even the Main Street area — at any time of year can reveal a homeless population living in the shadows.
On the other hand, it would be disingenuous to discount some of the anchor projects that have come to Main Street in recent years and subsequently drawn other businesses and investments to town. (more…)
Brian Gurley is hoping the people of eastern Long Island, long-accostumed to the convenience of gooey, piping hot to-go pizzas, will embrace a West Coast approach to takeout.
His venture, Two Brothers Take and Bake Pizza, is expected to open on East Main Street in Riverhead by the end of the month, he said. Unlike a traditional New York pizzeria, the eatery makes fresh, uncooked pies to be cooked at home or frozen for later.
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Michael Butler and his wife launched an environmentally sustainable eco-lodge in the Costa Rican rainforest 13 years ago, so opening 19 units of affordable housing on East Main Street in Riverhead doesn’t seem quite as daunting.
“That’s why this doesn’t seem as crazy, right?” he said (more…)
About three months after it was first expected to open on E. Main Street, Goldberg’s Famous Bagels should open its doors next week, the franchise’s owner said.
Spring might still be a few weeks away, with freezing temperatures still lingering, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early for Ralph’s Famous Italian Ices to open up shop. (more…)