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Downtown revitalization

Curtain to rise on Suffolk Theater’s new act

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Nearly a decade after its rebirth as a performing arts venue, the Suffolk Theater is poised to make a new transition under new leadership, moving away from its cabaret-style, dinner-theater model.

Elated Riverhead officials celebrate $10M downtown revitalization grant

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There was an excruciating monthlong wait for the last of the state's announcements of Downtown Revitalization Initiative grants. Today, Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin announced Riverhead has won a $10 million grant to help the town move forward with plans for a town square on the riverfront and other revitalization measures.

Riverhead awarded $10 million downtown revitalization grant

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Riverhead Town has been awarded a $10 million grant from New York State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative program, which will go toward major town-sponsored improvement projects like the town square and transit-oriented development near the railroad station.

Riverhead passed over in federal DOT grant competition, had sought $24M for infrastructure projects

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Riverhead Town's application for a $24 million federal grant for infrastructure improvements was passed over by the U.S. Department of Transportation., which announced grant winners Friday.

Business suites hosting mostly beauty professionals opens its doors downtown

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Supervisor Yvette Aguiar and members of the town board joined the Riverhead Chamber of Commerce to celebrate the the grand opening of Meraki Creative Suites in the former post office building on West Second Street.

Hearing set on site plan for five-story building next to library, historical museum

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A public hearing on the site plan application for a five-story, 50-foot-tall mixed-use building on the corner of Osborn Avenue and Court Street will take place on Dec. 7 at 2:05 p.m.

Riverhead will enhance lighting with aid of $93,000 in county downtown revitalization grant funds

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Two lighting enhancement projects in Downtown Riverhead will see a combined $93,000 in Suffolk County Downtown Revitalization grant funds awarded to the Riverhead Business Improvement District Management Association.

Adapt, or die — the choice is ours

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If you have an emotional attachment to the big, decrepit, vacant buildings on Main Street, you may not want to read on. You’re not going to like what I have to say.

Riverhead celebrates start of demolition to make way for town square on Main Street

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Community residents, business owners and government officials turned out to watch a heavy equipment operator begin demolition a long-vacant, blighted building on Main Street in Riverhead Monday, where the town plans to create a town square in the hope of spurring downtown revitalization.

Riverhead, seeking $20M Downtown Revitalization Grant, is a finalist in 2021 round

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Riverhead Town is a L.I. Region finalist in the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant competition. It's the fourth time in five rounds of DRI funding that Riverhead has been a finalist.
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