The long-anticipated Ruggero’s restaurant has opened at The Shoppes at East Wind. The newly constructed 180-seat establishment is now considered the flagship of the Wading River complex that opened two years ago with an eclectic group of small shops and a carousel. READ
To passersby of The Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River, the complex has been misidentified as all of the above, said Louis Ambrosio, who owns an ice cream shop there. Steve Tepper, who owns The Beginning Apparel, said customers have told him they thought it was a professional center.
Business owners there say it’s become a problem for The Shoppes at East Wind, which debuted its first store in 2016, and hope the addition of signs will help alert drivers to what’s inside. — READ
I’m Lindsay Finter. I’m the owner at North Fork Bridal at the Shoppes at East Wind. We’ve been here since the very beginning. The grand opening was last October, so we are a little more than a year old now. READ
The Shoppes at East Wind, decked out with wreaths, garland and lights, is celebrating its first holiday shopping season with a nearly full complement of shops and eateries.
And if you stop by the Shoppes at East Wind in Wading River on or before Dec. 19 your children can drop their letters in the “Letters to Santa Mailbox” at the shoppes entrance. Santa will even write back, if a return address is included on the envelope.
When Miguel Vergara was a child in Puerto Rico, he used to sneak Chick-O-Sticks from his grandfather’s grocery store.
Now, the Wading River resident sells Chick-O-Sticks, a honeycombed candy filled with peanut butter and rolled in toasted coconut, at his own store, Sweet Cart Candy Shoppe, which recently opened in The Shoppes at East Wind.