Will Riverhead be a town dominated by more big-box stores, when we know retail is retreating? Will our hamlets become a litany of faceless strip malls, when we know there are already too many vacant storefronts? Will we value open space, or cut down every last tree in the name of “progress?” (more…)
Our Main Street should be a source of pride in our community, but it has struggled for a long time now.
Over the past 20 years we have seen Route 58 grow and box stores replace our Main Street small businesses. READ
IDAs, or Industrial Development Agencies, were formed to create and hold jobs but, in the end, how many jobs do they really create? And what is the cost?
Close your eyes. Go ahead, no one’s watching.
With your eyes shut, when I ask you to imagine what downtown Riverhead should be, what do you picture?
Is it more like Greenport? Or, is it Rego Park, Queens?
We have all been waiting and hoping for downtown Riverhead to be revitalized. We strongly believe in Riverhead’s potential and it seems, finally, like it might be realized after so many false starts. New stores have opened, the Suffolk Theater is attracting great acts and we seem on the verge of actually making things happen. READ