06/08/15 5:59am
06/08/2015 5:59 AM
A 7,200 sf retail building is proposed for this grass lot in Applebee's parking on Rt 58

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…)

05/06/15 5:48pm
05/06/2015 5:48 PM
A Sonic fast food restaurant has been proposed across from Apple Honda on Route 58 in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A Sonic fast food restaurant has been proposed across from Apple Honda on Route 58 in Riverhead. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

Another fast food restaurant and another retail store are taking aim at Route 58.

A 1.8-acre site across from Apple Honda on Route 58 has been proposed for a Sonic fast food restaurant with a drive-through window, along with a yet-to-be-determined future retail building. (more…)

04/16/15 6:40pm
04/16/2015 6:40 PM
A Chipotle restaurant is planned for the former tk. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A Chipotle restaurant is planned for the former Riverhead Suzuki building. (Credit: Tim Gannon)

A Route 58 building is proposed to go from selling Japanese cars to Mexican food.

An existing one-story, 2,796-square foot auto showroom adjacent to Riverhead Bay Motors and just west of the Lowe’s parking lot is proposed to be converted to a Chipotle Mexican Grill restaurant, according to a site plan application submitted to the town this week.

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03/12/15 6:00am
03/12/2015 6:00 AM
Forty businesses were cited last month for failing to clear their sidewalks. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

Forty businesses were cited last month for failing to clear their sidewalks. (Credit: Joseph Pinciaro)

To the editor:

Thank you for the stories you wrote about the snow safety hazards along Route 58. I worry about my life and safety every time I need to go to the bus stop.

I was very surprised that, after property owners were fined for not shoveling the snow on the sidewalks and after the recent snowfall, the sidewalks are in worse shape and more dangerous than they were before.  (more…)