As businesses continue to recover from difficult years, the main streets of the Town of Oyster Bay have undergone constant transformations. While residents were excited as new businesses took chances by opening in Town neighborhoods, they were also saddened as others closed their doors permanently.
As part of our year-end look at the top stories of 2012, here's our list of top ten business stories from this past year.
DSW to Replace Borders This Fall
Months of vacancy and lease hangups end in a tenant for the bankrupt booksellers' former home.
Americana to Become 'Toast & Tapas'
Staff announces new plans for downtown Syosset restaurant.
Hibachi Restaurant Coming to Glen Cove
Sweet Mandarin Bristro hopes to open in May, owner says.
Anthony's Casual Dining Goes Under
Restaurant displays "Closed" sign four months after opening.
Farmingdale Businesses Gripe About Parking
Several merchants want a change in the Main Street parking situation.
Mystique Gardens will present case to board at hearing this summer.
Ginza Bursts Onto the Massapequa Restaurant Scene
Stylish Japanese eatery holds grand opening celebration.
Maggie's on Park Delivers Unique and Varied Menu
New Italian-American bistro opens its doors on Park Boulevard in Massapequa Park.
Starbucks Closes Massapequa Park Location
Southgate Starbucks has shut its doors for good.
Oyster Bay Welcomes New Businesses
La Nonna's Pizzeria, Long Island Picture Framing, The Knitted Purl open in Oyster Bay business district in one weekend.
The traditional Light Up the Holidays event Thursday night sought to do more than pay the LIPA bills this year.