84 Lumber in Riverhead plans to close its doors

04/20/2012 1:00 PM |

BARBARAELLEN KOCH FILE PHOTO | The 84 Lumber location on West Main Street in Riverhead will soon close its doors, company officials said.

The 84 Lumber location on West Main Street in Riverhead will soon close its doors, company officials said.

The location has been merging workers and inventory with the Patchogue location since December, said Patchogue manager and Riverhead location acting manager Don Garton.

The larger Patchogue location has more than enough space to accommodate the remaining employees and items in stock, Mr. Garton said.

“Logistically we can serve the Island more efficiently [from Patchogue],” he said. “It will be fine over here.”

Mr. Garton added the decision to merge the two stores had nothing to do with the recent opening of Lowes, and Home Depot before it, on Route 58 in Riverhead.

“[The Riverhead store] didn’t have that market,” he said. “That store didn’t have any walk-in [traffic] anyways.”

The Riverhead location, which was built in 1984, has been removed from the 84 Lumber web site. It is unclear exactly when the merger will be complete and the location will close.

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