Tell Us: Businesses That Have Come And Gone in Huntington

Which do you miss the most?

Businesses come and go in Huntington through the years - and the slumping economy hasn't helped make things easier.

But some restaurants and shops that closed their doors enjoyed devoted followings. Think: records which closed last July; and the  which closed earlier this year, and more.

Which leads to the question: which eatery or store from the past do you miss the most? Tell us in the comments.

Rich Jacques (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 02:48 PM
I really enjoyed that record store.
Leer Leary July 19, 2012 at 02:59 PM
My first reaction to the question what do you miss most in Huntington was "Honesty!" But I got off my soapbox and answered: "Abel Conklins & ChooChoo Burger"
Bebe July 19, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Hamburger Choo-Choo and Last Licks.
Scott July 19, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Barnes & Noble, Tower Records, LaserLand, Record World, The Oasis II Diner, The Huntington Townhouse, Just Kids Nostalgia, Swenson's, Wuv's Hamburgers, Louie's Brooklyn Pizza, Trotta's Pizza, Caboose Hobbies, Hank's Hobbies, Bailey's Comics, Aegean Pizza, the TSS Mall, Service Merchandise, McCrory's, Charlies, Pizza Plaza, Toys R Us, B. Dalton Books…you know, everything FUN! All we have left are too-expensive upscale clothing stores, Apple stores and gadgets places. No more music or books to be found in brick and mortar stores. Thanks, internet.
Joanne Schmidt July 19, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Without a doubt, Trio's on Wall Street. Hands down the best bakery, that made the best bread and cinnamon buns ever!!
Brandon Gerena July 19, 2012 at 05:49 PM
Special Sauce -- R.I.P.
Jim July 19, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Rose and Thistle
L P July 19, 2012 at 06:26 PM
Trios ! Kropatkin. Colonial Diner
Pete Scully July 19, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Records on the Roof
Rich Jacques (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Lots of memories, I'm sure. Many of these places seem irreplaceable.
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Tower Records was pretty diverse. Even the magazine selection was better than any book store.
Jason Molinet July 19, 2012 at 07:32 PM
Amy Savarick Lokos on Facebook says: Gap, Zoe and co, Lonnys.
tony July 20, 2012 at 01:39 AM
The Hungry Bear, Oscar's Book store, Soviero's (now Munday"s), Link's Log Cabin (okay, I'm an old dude!)
Kimberly Glutz July 20, 2012 at 03:48 AM
Cold Stone on 110 (and most of the Cold Stone's on LI), Loehmann's, Mandee, Dao (Legacy), Krispy Kreme, Checker's, Strawberry's, Classy Coffee, to name a few. You know what is sad, I was at Macy's a few weeks ago and a young boy was whining to his mother and she said to him, "Pretend there is a Toys R Us." I guess their deal used to be that he would go to Macy's with her and then she would take him to the toy store like so many parents have done through the years. So sad when a kid has to pretend there is a toy store because the store that has been there for 30 years is now gone.
Marie July 20, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Sorely miss lots of stores at Walt Whitman Mall, particularly A&S. (Now Macy's has A&S quality at Macy's prices.) With the new shops coming in, most of us living here can't afford the high prices--will have to shop at the South Shore Malls or in Smithhaven. Getting more ridiculous by the minute.
B.A. July 20, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Link's Log Cabin, Dock's End, John's Bargain Store, Ruben's Luggage, Toy Town, The Caboose Hobby Shop, Miller's Bicycles. Little Professor Books, Records on the Roof, Chelsea's and last but not least Hamburger Choo Choo.
Diana July 20, 2012 at 04:08 PM
The Moon Rose Art Stamps and Soundtracks
Christine July 20, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Fish on the Run, Juice Box, McCrory's, Genovese, Krispy Kreme
ken farrell July 20, 2012 at 07:55 PM
My Family owned business, Just Kids Nostalgia, was located in Huntington for 35 years. We are still going strong on the internet but feel a loss not being in Huntington anymore. America's shopping habits are changing, but Huntington is still one of the great LI towns. It is unfortunate that it is so hard for Mom and Pops to survive nowadays...Also, another record store long gone is One Way Records...and what about that Parrot store on the corner of Main & NY Ave.?
Mary Z July 20, 2012 at 10:32 PM
Red Lobster, Discovery Zone, Mama Sophia's Pizza (new place is good but miss the Penne ala Vodka), Dix Hills Diner, and the small deli that was on the south side of Jericho just east of Melville Road.
Dozey July 26, 2012 at 10:13 PM
Anyone remember the fried chicken place on Elm St? They had the most amazing grits! This goes back to around 1990. Anyone know of where they are now?
Dozey July 26, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Contie's Burger Haven, Copernicus Toys, Al Dowd's
L P October 05, 2012 at 06:27 PM
What - no Salty Dog? Sunshines? Snappy? Gazebo? The Clog Shop? Caboose?
Doug Knowlton January 10, 2013 at 02:26 AM
Yes, Oscar's Books on New York Ave. I don't miss it really, I remember it. Since I've lived for over 40 some years in the South since my adolescence - it's just a fond memory. Oscar seemed like a curmudgeon to a fifteen year old. Sharp exchanges with college age students, he massive and appeared grumpy . . . but I'll never forget his suggestions, the gentle guidance given in the direction of a few choice volumes I still treasure . . .
Brian Page March 02, 2014 at 03:42 AM
Panama Haties,Mount Fugi, Beef Steak Charlies,Mcory's,Caldor,Spencer's
Richard Seyfried March 08, 2014 at 04:01 PM
I got a question. Ot the people who remember Link's Log Cabin, do any of you remember that the restaurant used to have mismatched plates and cups ? or am I thinking of another restaurant? It has been a very long time since I lived on Long Island and am just trying to reminisce and jog my memory a bit with this question .


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