Store openings and closings were a common theme across the north shore of Suffolk County this week. Let's take a look at a few of the headlines.
The good news is much of the clothing at the in Commack's Mayfair Shopping Center is deeply discounted. The bad news, the sale will end with another vacant storefront in the area.
Talbot's, known for its conservative women's clothing, is closing 25 stores nationwide deemed underperforming, which is only the latest wave of closings for the troubled retailer. Talbot's shuttered 83 stores last year.
Meanwhile, The Barn along Smithtown's Main Street will likely close up shop after it shuts down for renovations in a few weeks, the owner told Patch. The shop, formerly Dairy Barn, is one of several drive-thru convenience stores in the immediate area including ones in Kings Park, St. James and Setauket.
LA Fitness is making big moves both nationally and in our communities. The gym chain has purchased Bally's Fitness, which puts the Lake Grove branch under its control. LA Fitness said it will convert Bally's into LA Fitness and honor Bally's memberships, even though it runs another gym just a short walk up the road.
It's not the only news surrounding LA Fitness. The gym also plans to on Main Street in Smithtown.
Since opening in Port Jefferson, owner Carl Bachmann is trying to cement his place in the community by offering good deli food at an affordable price. So far, he's off to a good start.
And in Miller Place, the historic Davis General Store has a new tenant: Keith and Alexis of .
The couple is hoping that foot traffic will yield new customers during the warmer months, while visitors to the nearby Christmas Tree Farm could bring traffic in the fall and winter.