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Business Beat: Holiday Business, New Business, Expanding Business

A look at developments in the commercial world across central and northern Suffolk County.

The business world is all around us and changing by the week. Trends are coming and going, businesses are adapting, while others are waiting – or have just received – approvals to make their name in town.

Here are some of the latest business headlines across central and northern Suffolk County.

Lots and Lots of Toys Using Experience Entering Second Holiday Season

One year ago, Nancy and Gary Poserina set out to create a small toy store that gave those who entered a certain feeling and experience that the big box stores just don't offer.

Now, Lots and Lots of Toys in Miller Place is entering its second holiday season and looking to use it's experience to make this one even better. The two met the challenge of opening a store right before the holidays last year, and are now benefiting from having more time to prepare for the holiday rush.

Smithtown Officials Approve Lowe’s Plans for Commack

Smithtown Town Board gave its approval to Lowe's Home Center's plans to take over the former Commack Cinemas site on Tuesday.

Stonebridge Country Club Looks to Expand its Catering Facilities

A Smithtown country club is looking to expand its catering facilities in hopes of drawing more in more events and visitors.

Stonebridge Country Club went before the Town of Smithtown's Board of Zoning Appeals on Tuesday night seeking variances to build a 2,622-square-foot addition onto its clubhouse and increase its parking for future events.

Cyrus Place Could Open Early 2013

The English pub-style restaurant Cyrus Place was set to open on East Main Street in November of last year, but due to undisclosed reasons the doors never opened.

The real estate agent with knowledge of the property said the eatery could open in 2013.

According to Realty Connect USA agent Sahra Mansouri Afati, Cyrus Place owner Cyrus Kabir is still paying rent on the location since starting construction in 2011 and has indicated that the eatery "will open after the new year."

Report: Hospital Changes Yield $2M in Savings

Administrators at Stony Brook University Hospital sought the help of the university's college of business to realize $2 million in savings based on improvements to scheduling surgeries and purchasing surgical implants and supplies, according to a report published Thursday in Newsday.

Edbo December 17, 2012 at 01:36 PM
Any news of what is to become of the former Ballys in Lake Grove? The sucessor to the acquisition of Ballys (LA Fitness) closed the place down and its windows are all covered on the inside.

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