Weight Watchers has been in Miller Place since the mid-90's, so its roots in the community are well known, and now it's newly renovated store hopes to create a more welcoming center for the community.
After closing down for renovations in early July, the center moved a few shopping centers east on 25A to a temporary location before reopening in its original location in the Aliano Shopping Center at the end of October.
"The layout was very strategic in the sense of a service aspect," said Territory Manager Lucia Ferraro. "We want the community feel...have it be very engaging so that everyone helps each other in their weight management."
There are no longer desks to sit at, as the open floor plan looks to create a more engaging atmosphere, with the open area for meetings near the back.
"It’s not just about weight loss, it’s the emotional and psychological reasons of why we are where we are," Ferraro said.
The store used to only be open for meetings, but now there are business hours from morning to the evening to allow both members and non-members alike to come in, check out a meeting or just have a discussion.
Weight Watchers has also been holding its Lose For Good campaign. Members bring in food that represents their weight loss, and then donate it to a local food pantry. On top of that, the comany donates $1 to charity for every pound lost by its members.