Commack residents have a golden ticket to their own version of Willy Wonka’s factory within Chocolate Works, a new candy and confections shop now open at the Peppertree Commons Shopping Center.
Walking into Chocolate Works, at 6401 Jericho Tpke., is a bit like entering a chocolate dream world. Walk in, close your eyes and breathe in the cocoa aroma with its sweet notes and rich fragrance. When the old-fashioned jazz music playing from the speakers wakes you up, you’ll find yourself in front of a wall of whimsical colored candies, a chocolate river flowing from a fondue waterfall and you may even spot a rendition of Vincent van Gough’s painting, ‘Sunflowers,’ made completely out of chocolate.
The Village Basket will be closing up its Deer Park Avenue shop, one of its owners said earlier this week.
Owner Nancy Kupferman wrote on local blog AroundBabylon that the business had been struggling through the last year with lower foot traffic and sales since Hurricane Sandy struck the area.
Business owners and those hoping to join their ranks came together Thursday in Huntington Station for a meet-and-greet session.
Held at the Huntington Business Incubator on New York Avenue, the meeting connected those with hopes of starting their own businesses with those who could serve as mentors or otherwise help bring the dream to reality.
Istanbul Cafe II has posted "Coming soon" signs in the windows of the former FeelGoods Cafe, located at 412 North Country Road in Saint James.