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Fresh Look, New Name for Long Island Community

November 22, 2016
MHN - Multi-Housing News
The Plaza at Amityville

Developers, capital sources and public agencies teamed up for a $11.7 million upgrade of a property in North Amityville, N.Y.

Babylon, N.Y.—An affordable housing community in the town of Babylon in Long Island, N.Y., went through an extensive rehabilitation process that aims extend the affordability of the development for another 20 years.

The newly renamed Plaza at Amityville, formerly known as Andpress Plaza, is located in the North Amityville area of Babylon and was built in 1983 with federal housing financing. Earlier this year, the Town of Babylon read more ››

Apartment-retail complex opens Thursday in North Amityville

October 12, 2016
Newsday
The first floor common area at the newly developed Greybarn apartments and shopping center in North Amityville, Oct. 11, 2016. Photo Credit: Johnny Milano

A high-end apartment-and-retail complex in North Amityville will hold its official opening Thursday, about two weeks after tenants started moving into the first 50 apartments.

The 20-acre Greybarn complex will be the largest rental development in the Town of Babylon when it reaches its full complement of 500 apartments. Rents for one- and two-bedroom units range from $2,390 to $3,300.

The complex includes 40,000 square feet of retail space — including a Starbucks with a drive-through window — along Route 110 just south of the Southern State Parkway, on the site of a former read more ››

Babylon Village OKs performing arts center on W. Main Street

September 18, 2016
Newsday (Long Island)
Babylon Village Hall in a 2011 photo. (Credit: T.C. McCarthy)

The planned Babylon Village performing arts center won village board approval last week, clearing the way for a multimillion-dollar renovation of a former movie theater at 34 W. Main St.

“This is going to be a tremendous asset for this village and for residents and nonresidents who will visit our shops and our restaurants,” Mayor Ralph Scordino said, anticipating a major draw for small businesses in the village downtown.

The arts center, to be called the Argyle Theater at Babylon Village, would be Long Island’s second year-round professional theater, joining the John W. read more ››

Broadway Bound

July 27, 2016
Long Island Business News (libn.com)
Starbucks will be the first retailer at the Greybarn in North Amityville.

A new mixed-use project on Broadway in North Amityville has its first two retail tenants.

Starbucks will open a new 1,800-square-foot location within the next few weeks and in a few months a GoHealth Urgent Care walk-in medical clinic will open in a 2,200-square-foot space in a freestanding retail building at Greybarn, the mixed-use redevelopment of a 20-acre former trailer park.

The 3,990-square-foot retail building is part of the project’s first phase, which will also bring 25 one-bedroom and 25 two-bedroom apartments over about 36,000 square feet of retail space in an read more ››

Business to return to building after displaced by fire

May 13, 2016
Long Island Business News (libn.com)
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An East Farmingdale laundry company that was displaced after a fire in the summer of 2015 plans to move back into its original headquarters, officials said.

Allen Boulevard Corporation plans to restore the 10,000-square-foot building at 71 Allen Boulevard. Owner Ed Savarese, Jr., is investing $1.5 million into the project with new construction, an updated sprinkler system, new equipment and furnishings.

He is rebuilding the company after his father Ed Savarese, Sr., died shortly after the fire. The company will be adding 40 full-time union employees.

The company offers read more ››

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