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Do You Remember the Businesses That Have Come And Gone in Kings Park?

Turnover happens normally in a community, but what place do you miss the most?

Businesses have come and gone in Kings Park through the years – and the slumping economy hasn't helped make things easier.

Recent exits include , and

We want to hear about your older favorites too.

The topic begs the question: Which eatery or store from the past do you miss the most? Tell us in the comments.

Melissa Dispigno Macdougall July 20, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Bringin it back old school with CHEAP JOHNS and BEN FRANKLINS
Laura Marr July 20, 2012 at 05:54 PM
Ben Franklins was amazing!!!
kathleen doss July 20, 2012 at 06:36 PM
This is going back....... Bob's Luncheonette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
new guy July 20, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Ernie's pizza, hefty Heros, bullfrogs and star taxi.
new guy July 20, 2012 at 08:01 PM
How about ...Chi Chi's and the longhorn. Michelin tire(before cheap johns)
new guy July 20, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Tanzi lumber
new guy July 20, 2012 at 08:19 PM
Mathes auto parts. Brooklyn casket company, farmers market(before the park bake shop)
new guy July 20, 2012 at 08:25 PM
Club house, dees ceramics, waldbaums, marola's.This brings back some good memories.
Frank Mercuri July 20, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Dan,s Hardware. Grants
AM July 20, 2012 at 11:15 PM
the movie theatre in the key food shopping center...
new guy July 20, 2012 at 11:40 PM
yes the movie house....i remember seeing jaws and the return of max doogan.
The Smithtown Avenger July 21, 2012 at 02:49 AM
Kings Park Commuter Video!
Tim ENPT July 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM
Who could forget Teague's
akpmom July 21, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Missing The Beanery
CAB July 21, 2012 at 05:27 PM
Holy Cow! Yes! Ben Franklin, Cheap Johns, the birthday party store,the pet shop, tennis shop, Cathay House, Park Gardens, "Chicken Video", Blockbuster, Mr. Bojangles, The Beanery, Mr. Ts Bagels, Tanzi Lumber, The jewelry store (now another nail salon) the liquor store (in Key food shop center) the dollar store, Dans Hardware, Bank of NY,(now Chase) seems like the staples are bars, and funeral parlors ;)
Ann July 22, 2012 at 01:50 AM
How about Alberts...
Jean Marie July 22, 2012 at 03:26 AM
Blue Jay Market, Grant's, Crowley's Liquor Store, Hagzan's Gas/Service Station. I also remember the milk machines at Hagzans and on Old Commack Rd. at the top of 9th Ave.
Anon July 22, 2012 at 09:42 PM
The Arcade where Cheap Johns was. (now a laundromat)! The phone number of the movie theater 269 4422 gave you the recording. 269 4423 gave you the live person. (thanks my friend Jim Hart, lol)! As kids we saw the Christmas That Almost Wasn't! They had the best buttery popcorn! And stickiest floors! ~Tricia Dwyer-Johnston
topcat1 July 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM
Of course
topcat1 July 22, 2012 at 10:50 PM
And Dom's pizzeria.
Gil Harris July 23, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Before Longhorn, it was East Wind Diner. Mr. Tuttle built two diners. East Wind, West Wind. The West Wind was in East North next to the Bowling Ally. When the West Wind burned down a Taco Bell was built there. Are we getting old or what !!!
Gil Harris July 23, 2012 at 02:20 AM
We are getting old...West Wind was East Northport ...
Gil Harris July 23, 2012 at 02:28 AM
The phone number for the Park Diner,Main Street and Renwick Ave was Ki2-4567. The diner was owned by Mr. Ed McWilliams. I worked there washing dishes, $.35 per hour.
Gil Harris July 23, 2012 at 06:22 AM
The original movie house was on Main Street now a Italian Rest. next to Party Supply. The Party Supply was Auslander's Hardware. Anderson's Deli was the Post Office. McxKnight Realtor was Bank of Kings Park. The manager was Mr. Hartney. Got my first car loan there. 1958 Chevy convertible.
Gil Harris July 23, 2012 at 09:53 AM
Ernie's Pizza was Young Bros. TV and Appliance store. Next to it in the Carlson house front yard was Steve's Taxi.
Lori Carragher August 16, 2012 at 02:05 AM
It is ashame that a lot of these stores do not make it in Kings Park. I think if the land lords of these builds keep up with their buildings and keep them clean and appealing to the town I thinkmore people would keep coming to them. After awhile you really do not want to eat or shop at a dirty store . It grosses people out. I love some of the new stores that fixed their buildings and place up. It looks great and it makes kings Park Shine!! The other stores and buildings should follow. We need to be careful . Our town is starting to get more and more rif raf. We need to start thinking of how to make our town appealing and clean it up.....
Gil Harris August 16, 2012 at 02:25 AM
Too much traffic and no place to park on Main Street. Mom&Pop stores can't cope with the Malls anymore.
Anne December 27, 2012 at 01:22 AM
I believe the liquor store you are referring to was Crowley's in the KP shopping center...where the movie theater used to be!..Good ole days!
John K Massaro December 27, 2012 at 02:26 AM
Oh this is right up my alley... Ben Franklins (which used to by Grant's) The ORIGINAL Key Food (which used to be Hills) Gah Bin Chinese Kitchen Bob & Pop's Card Store The Longhorn Grill Anna Maria's across the street Hefty Heroes & Eddy Reddy's Merola's Deli & the little Deli on Riviera they used to call "Dirty Mary's" Tanzi Lumber of course Kings Park Plumbing Supply with the sun-faded Pink Panther sitting on the toilet The Sound Gallery music store D & R pet shop (which used to be the Blue Lagoon) Professor's Diner (with it's "make your own sundae") Fruit City where Park Bake Shop is now (which used to be Blue Jay's) Cheap John's (which used to be a TSS tire store) And Jack's Italian Kitchen, (the pizza place in the same building as Cheap Johns) Carlos Pizza Bullfrogs Bobby Hot Dogs The 2nd Carvel down in Remo

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