Back in Patchogue’s heyday, Patchogue was known as the Queen City. It was a popular destination for shops, restaurants and hotels alike. Keeping that moniker alive today is Queen City Cupcakes, pulling double duty as a store for home-wares and a bakery with exquisite desserts. We stopped inside to snap some photos to let our readers see some of their wonderful wares and sweet offerings.
If you love Love Lane Kitchen in Mattituck, you’ll be glad to know that a few months ago, in 2011, the owners set up shop just next door with their organic and local-centric market, Love Lane Market. The market is a great spot to capture a lot of the overflow from the Kitchen, known for its exceptional food and its long waits (especially on weekends).
As of 8/11/12 the Container Store has opened. On 8/17/12 Trader Joe’s opened at 9am.
When the old Avis building sat in decay for years at its location at 900 Old Country Rd. in Carle Place, it was always rumored to be in development or to be under a phase of realignment. Much has happened since Equity One scooped up the property from SIMON; and what has been sitting idle for the past few years has been on a quick pace in the last few weeks.
Shopping can be hard; walking around the mall endlessly, looking for that perfect outfit or accessory for a night out on the town or for every day use. Saks Fifth Avenue, especially, is a mecca for high end couture. If you’re going to exert all of that energy shopping for their high-end wares, you’re going to need a worthy refueling station with top quality cuisine.
For this first edition of Stew Leonard’s Wine Wednesday, which will feature wine tips, selections, specials and information every wednesday going forward, we’re sharing with you their pick of the week; Tuilerie Celebration Rosé ($7.99).
Here’s an opening that we’re glad to see; Stew Leonard’s Wine and Spirits in Carle Place. Taking over the space that used to house an athletics store, there’s plenty of room to shop and the vast space is filled with choices. The second of their locations on Long Island (Farmingdale is the other), Stew Leonard’s will provide an affordable and painless shopping experience for those adult libations that you’ve been craving. Wines are sorted by type and by region as well and clearly marked so you can’t get lost.
Personally known to us here at East of NYC, the wonderful folks over at FRonay have been in the jewelry business for 6 generations deep. The product varies in design; from necklaces to bracelets and earrings, but one thing never changes; quality. They’ve got a wonderful selection; designed, handpicked and hand-crafted by some of the best manufacturers in the world. To check out their complete collection, you can click here.
Serious chocolate is a great little shop located on West Main Street in Bay Shore. A small area of the island that is littered with great restaurants and shops, Bay Shore is coming of age and proving to be a go-to destination for those with a need for good cuisine. The same can be said about Serious Chocolates and the various chocolatey (and sweet) goods that reside within.
Healthy options are all the rage these days and we welcome the opening of any organic outpost that crops up on the island. The newest belongs to DJango’s Organics in East Hampton. The first of its kind in the hamlet of Springs, the new store boasts a juice bar that serves smoothies, vegetable juices and coffee. Gluten-free products also grace the shelves as well as various other snacks, chocolates, frozen goods and beauty products.
For those who are into organic products, this could prove to be your one-stop-shop for all of your daily needs.
Open 7 days a week from 9am – 6pm (8am – 8pm in the summer season).
514 Three Mile Harbor Rd.
East Hampton, NY 11937
By Dina Shingleton, Suffolk County Correspondent
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