Monday, April 17, 2006

A Healthy Riverhead Will Benefit Everyone

The town of Riverhead, at the end of the Long Island Expressway and the beginning of both the North and South Forks, has become the retail center for the East End of LI. Nearly every big box store, from BJ's Wholesale Club to Tanger Factory Outlet has opened outside the village there in the last 10 years. Unfortunately Main Street in the village has gentrified and many of the stores have closed. Several times over the last 10 years, local groups have had to rally to keep the Suffolk Theatre from destruction. Hey, Westhampton Beach successfully transformed their UA Theatre into a now-thriving Performing Arts Center. It would be great to see Riverhead do the same.
There are a couple of interesting proposals below:

REAL ESTATE March 5, 2006 In the Region Long Island: A Plan to Revive Downtown Riverhead By VALERIE COTSALAS Three private investment proposals could once again make Riverhead, N.Y., a Long Island entertainment and shopping destination.

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