Business Beat: Beer, Cupcakes and a Local Invention

A look at developments in the commercial world across central and northern Suffolk County.

The business world is all around us and changing by the week. Trends are coming and going, businesses are adapting, while others are waiting – or have just received – approvals to make their name in town.

Here are some of the latest business headlines across central and northern Suffolk County.


Keeping it Small; Unique Brews Enjoyed at Fourth Annual Cask Ale Fest

The Rocky Point Artisan Brewers have come a long way in the past few years, as has the annual Cask Ale festival they hosted for the fourth year in a row on Jan. 26 at the Rocky Point Clubhouse.

The festival aims to keep an intimate environment so people in attendance can speak with the brewers while trying the unique beers available.


Sandy Changes Restaurateur's Plans; Re-Opening as 'Maroon'

Opening just before Superstorm Sandy touched down, Tarantella lasted just a few weeks. So Mark Battell came up with a new plan.


One wouldn’t expect to find fried chicken at a florist, but at Commack’s Ribbons and Roses, if you dream it, it can be done.


Nesconset Man Invents Liquor Bottle Locking Device

Feeling that there’s a need for a security product to deter and prevent today’s youth from drinking, a Nesconset resident has created a device with the hopes of doing both.

Bottle Blocker, according to its creator Richard Michiel, is a tamper proof locking device that will fit on any bottle with a neck such as liquor and pill bottles.


Boutique Bakery Offers Atypical Super Bowl Treats

Chips and dip, buffalo wings, beer and soda usually make up the menu for Super Bowl parties, but how about cupcakes?

Cupcake Couture on Main Street in Smithtown is adding cupcakes, small cakes and giant cupcakes with a Super Bowl XLVII theme to their menu until the day of the big game.


In response to an article about Stony Brook University Hospital's overtime totals published Jan. 24 in Newsday, hospital CEO Dr. L. Reuven Pasternak and School of Medicine dean Dr. Kenneth Kaushansky wrote a letter explaining that the use of overtime in hospitals is widespread and justified.

John K Massaro February 04, 2013 at 04:49 AM
This guy looks like he needs a local inTERvention...


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »