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Business Beat: New Red Mango Joint, More Pharma Jobs Coming

Also, a new pet shop is on the way, a local game shop and salon change locations and other headlines.

This week, Patch reported on a variety of business developments across northern and central Suffolk County. Here are the highlights.

MILLER PLACE

Planning on heading into an opening series game at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field? If so, home actually won't be too far.

According to a couple media reports – on CBS New York and Newsday – DeLea Sod Farm will be once again providing sod to the home teams after being grown on DeLea plots all around Suffolk County – from E. Northport to Miller Place to Calverton.

PORT JEFFERSON

Lainie's Way Heads up the Way

After considering a move for the last couple of years, stars aligned over the past six months for Lainie's Way to head on down the road.

Though the move is less than 500 feet from the place Lainie Litovsky's shop stood for 10 years, she's hoping double the space – about 1,200 square feet now – will permit the game shop growth that she has been hoping to reach toward for the past two to three years.

"We had been outgrowing the space we had," said Litovski, pointing to the former location at 109 Main St., a space where the large "Lainie's Way" sign was visible just upon turning from Broadway.

HAUPPAUGE

Expecting federal approval for medicine it has developed since its launch four years ago, a Hauppauge-based pharmaceutical company will be moving into a new $10 million facility and hiring about 100 people over the next couple of years.

SMITHTOWN

A longtime north side of Main Street staple, the black Cactus Salon sign will no longer adorn the white brick facade of its former home.  

Instead, the salon – with a brand new red illuminated sign hanging over the storefront – moved across the street into the Branch Shopping Plaza. The Smithtown location of the salon chain, formerly located at 55 East Main Street, is now nestled between Branch Barber Shop, located at 116 East Main Street, and Journey Tours & Travel, located at 106 East Main Street.

THREE VILLAGE

New Pet Supply Shop Coming to Three Village

The former home of Blockbuster Video in South Setauket will soon be the new home of Pet Valu, a Canada-based specialty pet supplies retailer that likens itself to Whole Foods – but for pets. According to an announcement from leasing agent Sabre Real Estate Group, the majority of Pet Valu's products are not sold in supermarkets or big-box pet stores. Pet Valu will also open locations in New Hyde Park and Oyster Bay.

COMMACK

Red Mango Coming to Mayfair

Rejoice, frozen yogurt fans. Red Mango is coming to Commack.

The store will take over Yogurt Couture, which closed last year.

Ken Heard April 07, 2013 at 11:22 PM
Atlantic Hook and Ladder loves Red Mango !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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