For the past year, Miller Place-Rocky Point Patch has been focusing in on empty businesses in the area; taking a look at what left town and what, if anything, came to replace it.
Here's a look at a few locations recently featured, and what has happened since:
Rocky Point Blockbuster
After all Blockbuster chains in the area closed down in late 2011, the Rocky Point location was left vacant for months until Leslie's Swimming Pools opened up this summer. Half of the building remains empty, with no updates on incoming tenants.
Personal Fitness and Curves
Within a few months, the two women's fitness spots Curves and Ladies Workout Express went out of business. Weight Watchers opened near the end of summer in the Curves location, while Ladies Workout Express remains empty.
Anthony Joseph's Restaurant
An already troubled location, Anthony Joseph's closed down after no more than two months in business. The original plan was for The Local to open in the location as a spot for comfort food and micro brews in early 2012. Near the end of February, a sign was placed in the door saying that the restaurant will be open in March. Shortly after, that sign was removed and the restaurant remained closed. There are no updates on any new business coming to the location at this time.
Skybox was short lived in the famed restaurant location in Mt. Sinai once featured in on FOX's Kitchen Nightmares. After being left vacant for months, Bench Warmer's recently opened as a new restaurant and pub and has experienced early success.
Mt. Sinai Mobil
After two years of an empty Mobil station on the corner of Route 347 and Crystal Brook Hollow Road, construction began on a new station in early 2012. The original plan was for a Hess Express to take over, but after that fell through, a new Mobil opened during the summer with a Bolla Express market.
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