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…)
The Second Street firehouse was obtained by Riverhead in 2011 in a land swap with the Riverhead Fire District. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch file)
Only one member of the public spoke at a public hearing Tuesday about a proposal to rezone the town-owned Second Street firehouse to a more business-friendly zone — a rezoning sought by Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi as a condition of his proposal to buy the building from the town for $500,000. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board held public hearings Tuesday night on rezoning the Second Street firehouse, which it hopes to sell, and on a special permit to put a new Hamptons Coffee location in Aquebogue. (more…)
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is recommending the town rezone property around Second Street for more commercial uses. (Credit: Tim Gannon)
The Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association is recommending that the Town Board extend a downtown commercial zoning district beyond just the Second Street firehouse, as is currently proposed, to include other areas between Second Street and the Long Island Rail Road tracks. (more…)
After opting not to sell the Second Street Firehouse earlier this year to Sufolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi, Town Board members decided on Tuesday to sell it to him for $500,000. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch, file)
In February, amid concern about the high cost of finding a new home for the town’s Justice Court, a majority of Town Board members backed out of a deal to sell the Second Street firehouse to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi. (more…)
The Second Street firehouse finally appears to have a willing buyer — and a willing seller.
After a previous attempt by Supervisor Sean Walter to sell the house failed earlier this year, the Riverhead Town Board voted 4-1 Tuesday to authorize the sale of the building to Suffolk Theater owner Bob Castaldi for $500,000. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board okayed applications for a pair of grants to help fund a proposed “Suffolk County Regional Agritourism Visitors Center” that could include an indoor farmers market and offices for agriculture and tourism-related businesses and organizations. (more…)
The Riverhead Town Board discussed at Thursday’s work session the feasibility of converting the former Armory located on Route 58 into a police and justice court headquarters. The cost of that conversion had been reported to be $11.3 million and the project, so far, hasn’t gained support from the majority of the Town Board.
On Thursday, the board learned that the renovation would cost $13 million if they decide to move forward. The board decided to move forward with studies of other alternatives.