Saturday marked the grand opening of The Shops at Suite Pieces in a historic building at 1038 New York Avenue in Huntington Station.
Opened in 1907 as the Venice Hotel and operated in the 1950s and 1960s as Mascaro’s Italian Restaurant, the building was home of Yankee Peddler Antiques for the past 40 years.
Recently, Amanda Peppard, whose vintage furniture shop and do-it-yourself furniture-painting boutique Suite Pieces has been based in the Yankee Peddler for the past two years, took over operation of the building.
Now, redecorated and rebranded as the Shops at Suite Pieces, the building is a collection of unique shops dealing in vintage, antiques and collectibles with a wide variety of vintage home décor. Upstairs, 13 artists work, display and sell their artwork at The Studios at Suite Pieces.
Celebrating the grand opening were Huntington Supervisor Frank P. Petrone, Councilwomen Susan A. Berland and Tracey A. Edwards. They congratulated Peppard on what the town describes as "the transformation and the commitment it signaled to Huntington Station revitalization."