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Downtown Riverhead

Elated Riverhead officials celebrate $10M downtown revitalization grant

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

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.

Updated: Santa parade and bonfire to take place next Saturday in downtown Riverhead

The Riverhead Lions Club 69th Santa Parade and and the town's 21st annual holiday bonfire are set to take place Saturday, Dec. 11.

New restaurant proposed for the riverfront

A new building is proposed for a .06-acre site on the eastern end of the Peconic Riverfront, just west of the Turkuaz Grill and the aquarium. The new building would house a two-story restaurant.

Here’s a sneak peak inside Chef Marco Barrila’s Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen

Chef Marco Barrila is putting the finishing touches on his new Insatiable Eats Creative Kitchen on East Main Street and plans a grand opening celebration the middle of this month.

Downtown Riverhead’s ‘Holiday Hop’ pub crawl set for Friday night

Downtown Riverhead’s “Holiday Hop” pub crawl will take place at several Riverhead restaurants and craft beverage locations on Friday.

Halloween-themed pub crawl set for downtown Riverhead Friday night

Downtown Riverhead’s Halloween themed pub crawl, aptly named “Crawloween”, will take place at several Riverhead restaurants and craft beverage locations tomorrow night.

Halloween Fest ’21: Coffin Races draw a crowd

The 'Back to the Future' team — York Fife, Jack Bartolo, Landon Zaleski, Quinn Stromski and Justin Lopresti — motoring in the DeLorean Time Machine, won the Ghoulies Division and took home a $150 prize.

Adapt, or die — the choice is ours

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

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.