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Business Beat: LA Fitness Construction, Abrakadoodle Opens in St. James

Catch up on the top business news across Northwestern Suffolk.

LA Fitness in Port Jefferson is aiming to finish construction this November.
LA Fitness in Port Jefferson is aiming to finish construction this November.

From Miller Place -Rocky Point: Grants Could Bring Big Investment to Downtown Rocky Point

Local officials are awaiting word on a couple of grants they say could start paving the way – literally – for a revitalized downtown Rocky Point, adding up to more than an $800,000 investment in the area.

From Three Village: Stony Brook's Calverton Incubator Welcomes New Tech Company

A Riverhead company that has its roots in Stony Brook University is expanding to become the newest addition at Stony Brook's Calverton business incubator, the university announced Wednesday.

From Port Jefferson: LA Fitness Construction Pushes Forward Despite Heat

The walls of the new LA Fitness in Port Jefferson are rapidly going up as the gym pushes for a late fall opening.

Bernard Sanchez, an employee at the LA Fitness preview center, said the goal is for the new building to be completed in November - if everything goes according to plan. Any unexpected building changes or delays could set back the opening of the Port Jefferson Station location.

From Hauppauge: Rock and Roll University Takes Show to the Major Leagues

Hauppauge's young rock musicians will have their chance to debut in the major leagues this September.

Rock and Roll University's students will perform a pre-game show at Citi Field on Sept. 10, before the New York Mets take on the Washington Nationals.

From Kings Park: Abrakadoodle Crafts Space In St. James

Kings Park resident Lisa Albert has taken her art business to Lake Avenue in St. James.
Abrakadoodle, a mobile art education franchise program will now be housed in the space formerly held by MS CUREosity Closet, which moved to bigger digs up the road earlier this year.  

From Smithtown: Ice Cream Spot Ready To Stuff Locals With Burgers

Locals can now grab a burger with their cone as a popular ice cream spot has expanded their menu to include the new item.

The New York Stuffed Cone Company in St. James recently added the new offering to their line up. The shop, which opened in February, is developing a loyal following.

From Commack: Drive-Thru Pizza, Wings Joint Opens in Commack

It's a first for Commack, and perhaps Long Island: a drive-thru pizza, wings, hot dog, and Italian ice joint, where customers can get appetizers, dinner and dessert all in one stop.

The drive-thru opened June 1 and has been a hit ever since, said owner Scott Rosenberg, who started Lorenzo's Pizza and Toxic Wings, two of the restaurants open at the drive thru. The other two eateries are Nathan's and Ralph's Italian Ices.

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