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State OKs marijuana home-grow rules and begins issuing retail licenses outside of ‘justice-involved’ program

by Feb 18, 2024
Rules allowing adult New Yorkers to grown their own marijuana for personal use were approved by the state on Friday. The state also approved the first non-conditional retail licenses. Riverhead, meanwhile, will hold a public hearing Wednesday on zoning code changes aimed at easing restrictions on where retail cannabis shops and lounges can be located.

Burlington plans spring opening in Riverhead

by Feb 13, 2024
The off-price retailer plans a spring opening in Riverhead, a company spokesperson told RiverheadLOCAL Friday.

State fire safety working group for battery energy storage systems issues draft recommendations

by Feb 6, 2024
The Inter-Agency Fire Safety Working Group Gov. Kathy Hochul established last summer after fires at battery energy storage facilities in New York has issued 15 draft recommendations. A public comment period is open through March 5.

Lily Flanagan’s to open Riverhead Brew House at Riverview Lofts on the Peconic Riverfront

by Feb 6, 2024
The owners of Lily Flanagan's Restaurant Group, which operates several restaurants and pubs in western Suffolk, will be opening a brew pub restaurant in the riverfront space formerly occupied by Peconic County Brewing Company.

Riverhead Town officials accepted help from developer-paid professionals on code change for Sound-front resort plan, records show

by Jan 30, 2024
A developer that wants to build a luxury resort and spa on the LI Sound in Riverhead, paid its own lawyer and planning consultants to prepare code changes and environmental review documents the town needs to allow the proposed resort to be built, records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request show.

Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch files for bankruptcy

by Jan 23, 2024
The Riverhead-based nonprofit organization, founded in 1976 to house neglected and abused boys, has expanded its services and facilities and, with nearly $5 million in debt and looming lawsuits filed under the N.Y. Child Victims Act, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

New business uses at Tanger will hurt downtown and Route 58, local developer tells Town Board

by Jan 19, 2024
Expanding the types of businesses allowed at Tanger Outlets will disrupt Riverhead's commercial economy, a prominent local real estate developer told  the Town Board during a public hearing Wednesday night.

Mazda dealership in Riverhead moves to new location, under new ownership

by Jan 18, 2024
Riverhead Mazda is now part of the same family-owned auto group that operates the Riverhead Toyota, Riverhead Ford and Riverhead GMC dealerships. It is open for business at 1421 Old Country Road, where a new showroom and service center are in the works.

Riverhead seeks to amend outlet center zoning to expand allowed uses beyond outlet stores

by Jan 16, 2024
Riverhead Town is considering a zoning amendment that would greatly expand the types of businesses that could be located at Tanger Outlets and properties surrounding it, including allowing general retail stores, specialty markets, restaurants, furniture showrooms and certain indoor and outdoor recreation.

East End Food Market moving to Riverhead brewery temporarily, asks for donations to complete indoor market renovations

by Jan 10, 2024
East End Food is temporarily relocating its farmers market to Twin Fork Beer Co. on Raynor Avenue for the winter season. It is also asking for donations to complete renovations to its site on Main Road.