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Garden City launches Shop 516 campaign to help its small businesses

Grimaldi's in Garden City is among dozens of

Grimaldi's in Garden City is among dozens of Garden City businesses participating in the Shop 516 campaign to support local shops, eateries and other establishments in the village. Credit: Ryan Kober

A group of more than 60 small businesses in Garden City is offering a virtual marketplace and deals to support local shops in the village.

The group organized as “Shop 516” is encouraging residents to login to for the next week — from May 16-22 — to support Garden City restaurants, shops and services.

The date is kicking off on 5/16 “to support the 516,” said Joe Cianciotto, an organizer and startup business specialist. The website will feature a virtual promenade of about 67 businesses that will offer specialties and deals on a range of services — from restaurant and clothing delivery to online physical therapy and dance lessons.

“A lot of people have been hit hard, but a lot of us haven’t been decimated,” Cianciotto said. “If we can use our wallet and support our local community, we can get through this.”

The website features a series of shops and small businesses with messages and videos from store owners, contact information and offers for the week.

The website will also offer gift cards for businesses that have not yet reopened, offers to donate to charities and businesses.

One retail shop on Seventh Street, The Islands, is offering online orders and local delivery of clothing, accessories, children's and baby wear, candy and gifts.

The Islands is offering free monogramming with the promo code SupportGC and a $20 gift card for every $100 spent during the first three days of the Shop 516 promotion. A portion of all proceeds will be donated to the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen in Hempstead to address homelessness and hunger on Long Island.

Stephanie Mangels, whose parents own the shop, said the Shop 516 campaign and website raise awareness of what businesses are open, centralized in one location.

“Without the support of the local community, the small shops are going to have a difficult time making it through,” Mangels said. “Our town has been good in supporting the small businesses here.”

Shop 516 participants

Doing Good

The Andy Foundation;

I’m not done yet;

The Inn;

Restaurants & Eateries

Anthony’s Lucky Duck;


B.K. Sweeney’s Uptown Grille;


Capo Ristorante;

The Cornerstone;

Culinary Heights;

D&J Refreshments;

Enzo’s Pizzeria;

Food For Thought;

Garden City Pizza;




NY Soup Exchange;

Oh My Goodness;



Revel restaurant and bar;

Seventh Street Café;


Stewart Manor Country Club;

Town Meat Market;

Walk Street;

Waterzooi Belgian Bistro;


arrangement bar;;


Healios CBD;

Hengstenberg’s Florist;

The Islands;

Madisons Niche;

Mollie’s Monkie;

Once Upon A Dish;

Southampton Blazer & Button Co.;

Sunflower Fine Art;

Real Estate & Home

Douglas Elliman;

Signature Premier Properties;

Top Notch Home Inspection;

Jenny Tzakas Interiors;

Health Wellness & Dental

Dr. Emma DDS;

Laura Salinas Therapy;

Moments to Breathe;

Resolution Physical Therapy;

Samudra Yoga;

Smile Today Orthodontics;

Whitehall Dental Arts;

Yoga Nanda;

Arts & Education

The Art Academy of Garden City;

Ed Rotondo Photography;

Francesca Russell Photography;

Fred Astaire Dance Studio;

Little Art Studio;

Long island Studio Of Music;

Professional Services

Robin Berger CPA;

Eastern Numismatics;

ETF Family Travel;

Goosehead Insurance;

Ruskin Moscou Faltischek PC;

Two Of Us Event Planners;

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