Do You Remember the Businesses That Have Come And Gone in Miller Place-Rocky Point?

Turnover happens normally in a community, but what place do you miss the most?

Businesses have come and gone in Miller Place, Mount Sinai, Sound Beach, Rocky Point and Shoreham through the years – and the slumping economy hasn't helped make things easier.

Notable exits include Aid Auto Stores, which . The rise in online video services also chased Blockbuster Video out of town.

The topic begs the question: Which eatery or store from the past do you miss the most? Tell us in the comments.

STACEY LEE July 21, 2012 at 03:20 AM
STACEY LEE July 21, 2012 at 03:31 AM
pudgies chicken
STACEY LEE July 21, 2012 at 03:39 AM
ok can't stop there frank's nursery and crafts, rita's ices, hertz, rocky point florist
bob July 21, 2012 at 07:47 AM
woolco & caldor and video palace & vanlees video voyage,dunkin donuts, friendlys,bobs locker room, popeyes chicken,hanks 4 wheel drive.
Captain Howard Hawrey July 21, 2012 at 10:30 AM
Rocky Point Bowl, Drydock Pub, Back Alley Lounge.
John Ryan July 21, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Parkside Texaco, old fashioned pull up to the pumps and attendant fill ups, ringing bell when driving in etc. Windshield wash, oil check and tire pressure check all free and often incentive give aways on top of all of that, did I mention top quality fuel for an affordable price yet????
Mommy Roe July 21, 2012 at 01:21 PM
The original owner is opening it up again. Should be open by the end of the year.
Peter Oleschuk July 21, 2012 at 01:45 PM
Take a look around you next time you walk into one of the many local stores that are quietly preparing their final sales days, and there are a few already known. Absorb your "final memories." Then, let that store owner know how much they have been appreciated, do it now rather than wait till they're gone. Not sure which ones? Think about it even more the next time you take a longer ride to make a purchase. Each and every one of us can invest in the preventive cure... Stop the trip and buy it local if you can! And when you do, take a minute to say that to the store owner, "I canceled a trip to buy from you, please don't ever move." It's time that we participated in a "Support Your Local Business" campaign. I'm tired of hearing the negative hype. Think about it. There's been nothing more than anto this and that discussions about businesses coming in and so much less on those we lose. When we lose a business, it's because "we chose" not to support it. We "invent the store closings." Nobody "chooses to go out of business."
Pamela Fowler July 21, 2012 at 02:19 PM
I really miss Boston Market. I can't recall its ever being without a brisk business. Sometimes "Corporate Wisdom" eludes me.
Liz Davis July 21, 2012 at 06:54 PM
Caldor, Bowling Alley, Drive-in, King Kullen. WHERE was Boston Market??? OH Taco bell and Burger King.
Captain Howard Hawrey July 21, 2012 at 07:15 PM
Boston Market was in Miller Place Friendly's shopping center. It was on the corner building where the Miller Place School District Admin was leasing.
Captain Howard Hawrey July 21, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Rocky Point Jack-In-The-Box!
Frank Stringer July 21, 2012 at 07:37 PM
Cutty Sark restaurant, Pancake Cottage, King Kullen, The Hut, Tricorner Gulf, Miniature Golf
Tim Hough July 21, 2012 at 08:44 PM
OK, how about the VI (Village Inn) where Thurber's is now? Or the Cross Roads where CapitalOne is? Or... Hammer's Pavillion(Lewisson's) down on the Sound. The Paddock in Mt. Sinai as well as The Handlebar. Where was the Hut? At the CapOne site?
bob July 22, 2012 at 08:48 AM
The hut was a topless joint just east of the jack in the box that was on the corner where KFC is now. Remember avenues over on prince rd? Or Harry's bar on broadway? Or big Barry's shotgun blast drink?
Captain Howard Hawrey July 22, 2012 at 08:58 AM
Rocky Point also had an X-rated movie theater at one time located next to Carvel!
bob July 24, 2012 at 05:58 AM
putt putt mini golf indoor at the kohls plaza 1970's ...anybody remember it? and a mini golf outdoor behind where dunkin donuts use to be.
Hello, Newman! August 03, 2012 at 11:17 PM
God, I'm so depressed now!! Looking at the names of all the businesses that have come and gone make me realize what a great time we had growing up here! What will our kids remember from their youth here? TD Bank replacing Friendly's, Dunkin Donuts. and miniature golf? Everyone I talk to says that if they won a huge lottery they would open up the drive-in again. That would be a start! (P.S. - don't forget about Dairy Queen!)
John Ryan August 06, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Bobca Auto Parts in both Rocky Point and Port Jefferson, Pro counter men and delivery to any automotive and or truck business free, safe drivers behind the wheel of their trucks.. Walk in business accepted too. I heard they were suddenly closed by the NAPA Auto Parts Company for some reason. Missed, gone but never forgotten.
John Ryan August 06, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Bob Zorn's was a drive up hamburger stand at one time, all the cops ate there and all the local teenagerss worked there, much like one of those ''MOvie'' scenarios and many a fast car frequented the place perhaps helping in the transition from Burger Joint to Speed shop and then auto Parts store??
Al Lamour August 06, 2012 at 01:40 PM
Fuerderer TV (and Appliances) on 25A in Rocky Point. Owner Bob Fuerderer, and later his son Eric, sold and repaired TV's, VCR's, auto and home radio systems. The business also sold clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators, AC's, etc. Bob also had field service techs (Al, Ted and Frank), who would come to your home or business location, and actually perform a repair on your electronic product!
John Ryan August 06, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Great additional comment, if I still lived up that way I would not have forgotten them, they fixed my ''Old Chrysler Product Radio before I moved South, they could and would fix anything that ran on electric of some sort, was it the end of an era when they closed, I would think so, cheap chinese imports have more of an effect on towns in the USA than people can imagine, the point of when something costs more to fix than replace is what I am leaning towards with my comment.. Tri Corner Gulf was run by ''Ed Nixon" if I remember right and while the subject is at gas stations how about ''Walt's Texaco on the far east end of town before approaching William Floyd Parkway aka ''The wonderful world of Walt's"... as it was called by many of its teen age imployees in those days of the early 1970's. Walt collected old cars and kept one at the station to work on in between customer pay jobs and gasoline customers. Walt was a calm and layed back guy and I hope he is doing fine and enjoying this phase of his life as much as the rest of us are.
John Ryan August 06, 2012 at 08:20 PM
Forgive me if I am wrong, how about Aeilo's Half Price Store???? A man ahead of his time perhaps ahead of the Dollar Store, 99Cent store craze????
John Ryan August 11, 2012 at 05:40 PM
John Ryan August 11, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Was ''Rocky Point Florist'' also ''Cress Florist????
Captain Howard Hawrey August 11, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Milne's Boat Center and Nick's Bait and Tackle!
John Ryan August 12, 2012 at 12:37 AM
is Bennet Bottled Gas still up and running???
Jeff August 14, 2012 at 04:38 PM
Rocky point drive in, odd lot, the original Kwik Shop, The litle book store in miller place that transformed into the so friggin' busy Mcnultys Ice cream store,Legends phamacy, Murphys, A&P, Burger King, and deft. Big Barrys!!
Jeff August 14, 2012 at 04:40 PM
I also forgot..The Midnite Inn
Michael September 03, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Yes but it's called Blackman Medford and located across from Majestic Gardens


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