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Biz Nearby: Cancer Center Opening; Lumberyard Not Speaking with MTA

A roundup of business stories in the region.

Dr. George Raptis, VP of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute’s oncology network; Dr. Daniel Budman, co-executive director of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute; and Dr. Louis Potters, co-executive director of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute.
Dr. George Raptis, VP of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute’s oncology network; Dr. Daniel Budman, co-executive director of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute; and Dr. Louis Potters, co-executive director of the North Shore-LIJ Cancer Institute.

Patch reports on local business happenings in the region. Here are some of the highlights. 

New Outpatient Cancer Center Coming to Bay Shore

The North Shore-LIJ Health System has received conditional approval from New York State to open a $34 million, 40,000 square-foot outpatient cancer center in Bay Shore.

Lumberyard Owner Says No Talks Going On With MTA

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority may want to expand its stake in Huntington Station but an owner of a key piece of property says he's not negotiating. Christopher Van Tuyl, one of the co-owners of Nassau Suffolk Lumber Supply, said that the MTA had indicated interest in his site at 200 Broadway but "There is no negotiation; there was a phone call. They've probably called a dozen people. But I wouldn't sell; it's my most central location and they would have to pay me a ridiculous amount of money," making a sale unlikely.

Work Permits Granted for Leviton, Scobee Diner Sites

New York City’s Board of Standards and Appeals has granted permits for two long-vacant sites in Little Neck, Community Board 11’s district manager said. Permits have been approved for a watch manufacturer to move its headquarters into the former Leviton site along Little Neck Parkway and for a complex to be constructed at the former Scobee Diner site.

1 North Steakhouse Opens in New Location
1 North Steakhouse is set to open in its new location at the former Ciao Bella Senhora location at 322 Montauk Highway in Hampton Bays on Wednesday.

Austin Street's Ann Taylor to Close in January

Forest Hills' Ann Taylor store will close early in the new year, an employee at the shop said. Ann Taylor, located at 71-09 Austin St., will permanently shut its doors on Jan. 4. An employee at the women's clothing store said that workers were not told why the store was closing. The shop is not currently offering any going-out-of-business sales. 

Snow Prompts Delayed Openings

This week’s big storms caused business closures and delays, including Smith Haven Mall in Lake Grove, which didn’t open until 12 p.m. on Friday.

New Restaurant Features Imported Brick Ovens

A new restaurant featuring brick oven pizzas has opened recently on South Broadway in nearby Hicksville. Pizza Fabbrica, located at 1040 South Broadway, features the wood burning ovens, which are made of volcanic rock, imported from Italy. 

The Writing Place Closes Shop

After 19-years of business in Stony Brook Village, The Writing Place, a stationery store specializing in personal announcements, will shut its doors for good by the end of the month, said owner Phyllis Martinez, who is retiring.

Post-holiday Sales

Bayport’s Country Junque, which boasts rooms of great home decor, gifts, collectibles and antiques, is running a 50% off sale all Christmas items for the next few weeks.

 

 

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