Every year there's a shift in local businesses as some close, making way for new businesses. On Thursday, we counted down 7 Commack businesses that closed in 2012. However, the storefronts left vacant due to the recession provided space and opportunities for new businesses to start up.
Here's a look at 9 Commack businesses that opened in 2012:
* Main Catch Now Serving Up Dishes to Customers: Main Catch, a fine seafood restaurant, has opened its doors in the former site of Southside Fish & Clams and is ready to serve its diners.
* Dick's Sporting Goods Opens in Commack: Dick's Sporting Goods grand opened their Commack location Friday morning, making this its 33rd store in the New York market.
* Moe's Southwest Grill Opens in Commack: Commack residents were greeted by a "Welcome to Moe's" as they checked out the town's newest restaurant. Moe's Southwest Grill opened its Commack restaurant at 60 Veterans Highway, in the Target shopping center, on April 12.
* Bolton's Celebrates its Grand Opening: A few subtle red and white ballons marked the grand opening of a new women's clothing store in Commack. Bolton's, a women's clothing and jewelry store, celebrated its grand opening in the Mayfair Shopping Center on May 22.
* Two Commack Grads Start Up Restaurant Food Delivery Biz: Two Commack High School graduates have joined together in an innovative business venture that aims to deliver the best local food to your doorstep.
* New Business Welcomes Dirty Dogs and Messy Pets: Friends since second grade, Linda Love and Doreen Murphy, decided to take their passion for pets into a full time business venture with the launch of Groomeria a semi-mobile pet grooming business.
* Babies 'R' Us Expands to Bring Toys 'R' Us to Commack: Commack residents will shortly have a new option when it comes to shopping for children's toys and games. Babies "R" Us in Commack's Kings Kullen Plaza is currently undergoing massive construction to expand and open a Toys "R" Us next door, as part of the company's side-by-side store format.
* Premier Care Walk-In Urgent Care Opens in Commack: A new medical clinic will be opening its doors to start seeing patients in Commack in December. Premier Care Walk-In Urgent Care will be opening its doors to local residents in need of medical care on Saturday at 6500 Jericho Turnpike in Commack Corner Shopping Center.
* NEFCU Opens First Suffolk Branch in Commack: A new NEFCU branch celebrated its grand opening in Commack in September, with a ribbon cutting ceremony and flag ceremony from the Girl Scouts of Suffolk County