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Olde Tyme Candy Company Closes Shop

Closing comes on heels of news that nearby tattoo parlor is also closing.

Downtown Kings Park is feeling the loss of another Main Street business with the closing of .

The closing comes on the heels of the announcement that tattoo parlor, Parlor owner and local resident Steve Gagliano cited high rent and landlord issues as reasons for moving the shop to its Northport location.

Lorraine and Todd Bodie, owners of the candy store could not be reached for comment. It is not clear why the shop went out, but Civic President, Sean Lehmann said something needs to be done in Kings Park.

"It is a real shame that they went out," said Lehmann. "We have to start supporting these businesses. Our downtown area has improved greatly from what it was and we are getting empty storefronts more and more," said Lehmann

Frank Mercuri January 06, 2012 at 09:55 PM
Typo "with" not wuth"
Frank Mercuri January 06, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Wuth all due respect Joel, there are not hundred of spots available maybe on weekends. It is still not convient to park. It is a hassle avoiding right turners off 25A to Indian head. In addition, when the train is in it is not fun time. Traffic on mainstreet is heavy from 3:30 till six and beyond. After 8 it is light plenty of places to park. How many shop after 8 on main street? If the weather is fowl I am sure not two many would be shopping if parking were not convient. No one is looking for inches but convience. handicapers are at a disadvantage. No handicap spots on Mainstreet that I know of. Also what is needed is courtesy and abiding to laws that give pedestrians the right of way.Hope maybe the signs will help.
Nick March 04, 2012 at 07:56 PM
I am considering bringing a new business to the town. I've looked into some of the rent, and I must admit I was a bit turned off though. I would be interested in surveying the people of Kings Park and getting opinions on what you would want to see in your town.
Ryan Davignon May 02, 2012 at 03:48 PM
rent in town is to much, i would leave 2. lower rent so down town wont be empty.
George McKnight May 02, 2012 at 04:43 PM
I can tell you the local and county government aren't helping either. The other day they put up 3 more NO PARKING signs on the side of my business because of a useless turning lane. There is NO TURN ON RED at the light so we lost 4 more parking spots in town. This is from the stupidity of the Town and County planning. This intersection does not need a Right turning lane if No Turn on Red. As I said in the past they must want our town to turn into the Bellport Outlets so they can make some kind of massive change to main street and just don't give a dam about local businesses. Smithtown main street looks the same, go figure.


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