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Walter: Riverhead wins half-million dollar grant for two downtown projects

Riverhead Town snared a $500,000 grant under Round 4 of New York State Empire State Development RESTORE New York Communities Initiative Municipal Grant Program. The funding will be split between Georgica Green and North to South Development projects on East Main Street.

Downtown food market and eatery, Luminati Aerospace and EPCAL bike trail receive $1.7 mil in state grants

Several projects in Riverhead Town – from a downtown food market to unmanned aircraft development at EPCAL – were awarded a combined $1.7 million in grants from New York State's Regional Economic Development Council Awards today.

Projects in Riverhead recommended for more than $3 million in state economic development Round Six grant funding

Luminati Aerospace at the Calverton Enterprise Park, which has $80 million expansion plan underway, has been recommended by the L.I. Regional Economic Development Council for $2.5 million in grant funding. Other local grant prospects include Michael Butler's food market plan at the former West Marine building on East Main Street.

Woolworth Revitalization developer plans indoor open market and eatery in another long-vacant Main Street building

Developer Michael Butler, who two years ago turned the long-vacant former Woolworth building into new storefronts and workforce housing, has innovative plans in the works for another derelict building in downtown Riverhead.

It’s move-in day at new Woolworth apartments in downtown Riverhead

The former Woolworth building in downtown Riverhead was bustling with activity today as tenants moved into the 19 new apartments on the second floor.

Woolworth building apartment applications now available

Nineteen rental apartments, including studios, one- and two-bedroom units, are being offered at rents between $895 and $1,528 per month. The second floor apartments are located above Maximus Health Club, Goldberg's Bagels, and two currently empty storefronts, one of which has been leased to the Riverhead Flower Shop.