The people who will attend the proposed Riverhead Islamic Center on Harrison Avenue, across from Riverhead High School, currently pray in a rented building next to the Loose Caboose on Railroad Avenue, according to Dr. Mahmood Afghani, who has worked at Peconic Bay Medical Center for about six years and is part of the group proposing the center. READ
While the Riverhead Town Board didn’t vote on the permit for Nile Rodgers’ proposed “Freak Out” Festival at its meeting Tuesday, board members said they do favor the event and are just awaiting a planning document to be completed before voting for it.
The Riverhead Town Board is expected to vote on a shakeup of the town’s Planning Board at its final meeting of 2015 on Dec. 31. READ
Years into a plan for a new parking lot and valet parking service at Farm Country Kitchen, owners of the West Main Street restaurant still have more work to do in order to earn approval from the town. READ
The Town elections are in the history books and whether you are a Democrat or a Republican, what should trouble us all, is how few people voted this year. Each November less and less voters come to the polls. Part of the reason is people don’t feel they can make a difference. READ
A proposed 48-unit affordable apartment complex on West Main Street will be reduced in size to comply with a request from the Riverhead Fire District to retain access behind the building. READ
A couple crosses W. Main St. on Monday afternoon in front of Farm Country Kitchen. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)
Backing out of their parking spaces on West Main Street can get tricky for some Farm Country Kitchen customers.
In fact, according to one Planning Board member, parking has become so dangerous there that he’d feel guilty if someone got injured while cars try to maneuver around one another at the popular eatery — which he feels is bound to happen if nothing changes.
So, the Planning Board is moving to change it. (more…)
A 7,200 sf retail building is proposed for this grass lot in Applebee’s parking on Rt 58
Some developers along Route 58 have been looking to put development in the parking lots of existing development.
The latest example is the Applebee’s shopping center, where the property owners are seeking site plan approval to locate a new 7,200-square-foot retail center on a grass “pad” in the eastern parking lot of Applebee’s, the 5,400-square-foot restaurant which was built in 1999.
The site plan approval for Applebee’s in 1999 actually designated the pad, which is surrounded by parking, for additional stores. (more…)