05/17/18 12:00pm
05/17/2018 12:00 PM

Less than a year after Jill Schroeder opened a second JABS fitness center on Route 58 in Riverhead, she has closed it. Its last day of operation was Saturday, May 12.

Ms. Schroeder, mother of a 3-year-old, said she jumped at the opportunity to expand the business, but found it difficult to balance her time between two locations and a young family. The Riverhead JABS (Joining Active Bodies Studio) opened in September. READ

05/10/18 6:00am

Nancy Kouris courtesy photo

Nancy Kouris, founder of Blue Duck Bakery, is being honored by the East End Women’s Network with its Woman of the Year award.

Since she and her husband, Keith, opened their bakery in Southampton 19 years ago, it has expanded to three additional locations, in Greenport, Southold and Riverhead. She now serves as president of the company; Kouris is the master baker. READ

05/03/18 6:00am
05/03/2018 6:00 AM

downtown wading river

Jason and Samantha Nagorski see opportunity in downtown Wading River.

The couple recently opened R.E.N. Design Company in the long vacant Wading River Garage. The arrival of R.E.N — along with North Tavern, soon to open in the former Amarelle restaurant space — marks the first time in nearly two decades that all storefronts in the historic business district are occupied.  READ

04/28/18 5:00am
04/28/2018 5:00 AM

Love Life Yoga and Wellness Center

After experiencing an emotional and spiritual transformation over the past seven years, Riverhead native Jessica Milligan decided to come back to her roots to share her passion for yoga with her community.

Love Life Yoga and Wellness Center will open May 5 in Calverton Commons. Ms. Milligan transformed the space with welcoming yellows and blues, and, most importantly, incorporated her spirit animal in a large mural of a colorful peacock.

“I feel as if it is a very welcoming, uplifting space for people,” she said. — READ