Business Updates: Boutique Hits the Road; Yogurt Swirls at the Mall

Your wrap-up on what happened this week in Suffolk businesses.

Businesses across western Suffolk County annouced big news this week. Here's what you may have missed.

Shopping Goes Mobile with Boutique on Wheels

Couture has gone cruising thanks to a boutique on wheels that may have fashionistas revving their shopping engines.

You may have seen the mobile boutique, Coupe Couture, around town. The truck is owned by Amanda Langone, who will park her shop in your drive or business for an afternoon or evening of shopping.

Langone started the business about 18 months ago after she was sparked by something she saw while visiting Manhattan. Her husband, Mike is the owner of Port Jefferson Tire and Brake and helped her transform what was once a Federal Express truck into a mobile store.

Yogurt Shop to Open at Mall

CUPS Frozen Yogurt, one of the new restaurants at Walt Whitman Shops, will have its grand opening Tuesday.

It will open to the public at 4 p.m. and offer free yogurt from 4-7 p.m.

During grand opening week, customers will receive a scratch-off card for prizes such as blankets, pens, iPhone covers and other items. The top prize is free frozen yogurt for a year.

The store will be the second CUPS shop on Long Island and the fourth in New York.

Commack Breakfast Up for Sale

Commack Breakfast, a staple bagel and coffee shop, on Commack Road is now up for sale.

The popular breakfast and lunch stop closed July 31, after owner Peter Fedden died in a car crash, and has remained vacant ever since.

Staples Closes in Lake Grove

The Staples in Lake Grove has closed, nearly a year and a half after the office supplies chain opened a newer storefront just a mile away in Stony Brook.

As of Monday, workers were taking down the signs at the former DSW plaza storefront, and signs saying the store was closed covered most of the windows.

"We are making efforts to offer transfer options to associates who want to remain with the company to other Staples locations," spokeswoman Kaitlyn Reardon said in an email.

Cupcake Couture Closes its Main Street Store

Residents with a sweet tooth will no longer be able to grab a designer cupcake on Main Street to satisfy their craving.

Cupcake Couture, a designer cupcake shop, recently closed its doors at 91 East Main Street in Smithtown. A large red-and-white "For Rent" sign was hung in the front window of the bakery as it becomes Main Street's next vacant storefront.

If You Can Dream It, The Studio Can Make It

The Studio by Tre-Femmes could fit right in with apple pie and baseball – you would be very hard pressed to find a single thing not made in the United States inside of the Deer Park Avenue shop.

"Everything in this shop is made in America," owner Roseann D'Elia said. "All of the jewelry we sell is hand-made and designed right here on the premises."

Town Wants "Call Murf" Trailer Removed Before Demolition

The Town of Babylon wants the trailer housing the "Call Murf" real estate office removed from the property before demolishing another dilapidated building on the property, according to a report.

Town spokesperson Kevin Bonner said the trailer housing Call Murf Real Estate Company and its owner, Mary Ann Murphy, have been given 60 days to remove the trailer from property after the town ordered the building at 269 East Montauk Highway demolished last month, Newsday reports.

Town Hearing Adjourned on Bank Drive-Through Request

A public hearing on a proposed bank drive-through for the CVS building on Montauk Highway in West Islip has been pulled off tonight’s Islip Town Planning Board agenda.

According to town officials the hearing has been postponed due to the fact that required notification to nearby parties, per town regulation, on the project and hearing had not been completed in the required time frame by Kabro Associates, which owns the Sequams Shopping Center. 


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