Movers and Shakers: Businesses That Opened, Closed or Moved in 2012

A look back at some of the changes that businesses made in 2012.

Moe's Southwest Grill to Take Over Old Taco Bell in Rocky Point

Moe's Southwest Grill continues its expansion into Suffolk County in the former Taco Bell building in Rocky Point, it was announced in January.

Community Joins Moe's for Grand Opening

The opening of Moe's Southwest Grill in Rocky Point was highly anticipated since Patch first announced that the chain restaurant would be arriving in Rocky Point. The Grand Opening took place in June and the community came out en masse, especially around lunch and dinner times, to see what Moe's has to offer.

Bench Warmer's Looking Beyond Location's Troubled History

Famed location now under new ownership focusing on its extensive menu and friendly atmosphere.

Scorpion Grill Owner Hopes to Deliver Something for Everyone

Entering a location with a lot of turnover in the past few years, with the latest casualty Rocky Point native John Henry hopes his first foray into the restaurant business, Scorpion Grill, can bring some stability to the Marshall's shopping center in Miller Place.

The Beanberry Caffe in Miller Place officially closed down in July.

'Crazy' Dream Becomes Reality for Crazy Beans Owner

A wild dream to open up a unique hangout has come true with the opening of Crazy Beans coffee shop and bar in Miller Place, replacing the defunct Beanberry.

White Castle Closes Mt. Sinai Location; Chain Considers Returning to Area

Restaurant chain open to new location in the area.

Dunkin' Donuts Replacing White Castle in Mt. Sinai

New drive-thru Dunkin' opening shortly.

Bel Breeze Real Estate moved out of its old location at 451 Route 25A in Miller Place, and the 1,250 square-foot space is now up for lease. The realtor moved across the street.

Miller Place Verizon Latest Dead Zone

The Verizon Wireless location in Miller Place has shut down, and was reportedly one of many Verizon franchises now closed on Long Island following a contract dispute.

Mary LaMarca January 01, 2013 at 09:00 AM
Does anyone know what happened to LaCasa in Miller Place? I don't see anything about that closing.
MP Majority March 06, 2013 at 01:05 PM
I heard that the Feds shut it down - they were running a drug ring out of the store. Very hush, hush - never saw this in the news.


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