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A sports bar chain from Maryland is making Long Island the first market in a push to expand into New York State.
The Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille -- a chain of 34 restaurants in Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and Washington D.C. -- has finalized a franchise deal to allow two Long Islanders to open up to 10 franchise locations in Nassau and Suffolk counties, the company announced Monday....Read more »
BurgerFi, a Florida chain restaurant that sells upscale burgers and hot dogs, will be opening its first location on Long Island.
The company recently signed a lease for a 2,000-square-foot space in Woodbury Marketplace shopping center at 8063 Jericho Tpke., according to its realtor Sabre Real Estate Group. An official opening date for the location has not been announced.
The chain typically...Read more »
Home prices ticked up in Nassau County last month even as they fell slightly in Suffolk County, according to a new report from the Multiple Listing Service of Long Island.
The median home in Nassau sold for $417,000, an increase of 1.5 percent compared to last September, the service reported. The median home price in Suffolk County fell to $310,000, a year-over-year drop of 1.4 percent.
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Pizza Hut has decided to hold the topping question it had challenged participants in the second presidential debate, being held at Hofstra University Tuesday night, to ask in order to win “free pizza for life.”
The company said it was moving the contest online because of customer interest, according to the AP. Now, anybody that enters an email address online at Pizza Hut's website will be...Read more »
Roslyn Goldmacher, the chief executive of the Long Island Development Corp., will speak to the Suffolk County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club Tuesday night.
Goldmacher will focus her talk on financing options for small businesses and how to take advantage of certain programs for maximum benefits, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said in a news release.
The LIDC is a nonprofit...Read more »
Manufacturers in New York State reported continued weakness in business conditions for the third month in a row in October, according to the Empire Manufacturing Survey -- a monthly report of manufacturing activity released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Although the index for general business conditions jumped about four points to negative 6.2 from negative 10.4 in September, the...Read more »
The economic downturn and general financial pressures have led many Long Islanders to cut back on optional expenditures like dining out. How are you faring? Compared with a year ago, are you eating out more often, less often, or about the same amount?
Vote and leave a comment. A selection of comments will be published in next Sunday's paper....Read more »
Those vying for a spot in the local start-up incubator program Long Island Tech COMETS will have until Monday to submit a business plan to be considered.
So far, more than two dozen local start-ups have submitted an application to be considered for three spots in the program, said Peter Goldsmith, the president of the Long Island Software & Technology Network, which is spearheading the...Read more »
ExcelAire, a Ronkonkoma private jet charter company, is introducing a new unit to focus on more specialized services.
Specifically, the company's new service caters towards musicians and financiers to use for music tours or financial road shows, where bankers travel all over to attract investors for an initial public offering.
“Because of the unique demands of these itineraries, we have...Read more »
Allstate has become the second insurance company after Progressive to offer “usage-based” auto coverage in New York State, which monitors drivers' behavior behind the wheel for possible rate discounts.
The program, called “Drive Wise,” was officially introduced Monday to New Yorkers as well as customers in Colorado, Michigan and New Jersey. It had been available since 2010 in Arizona, Ohio...Read more »