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Business Expansions For June 2007

Long Island Region, June 2007

Firm Expansions and Contractions

Business Expansions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Au Bon Pain Nassau 06-14-2007 Boston-based bakery café chain Au Bon Pain has signed a franchise agreement with The Spartan Restaurant Holdings Corp. in Syosset (Nassau) to open 35 new stores on Long Island starting this July with a store in Woodbury (Nassau). Other cafés will be built inside hospitals and colleges or retail centers on Long Island. (Long Island Business News – June 14, 2007)
Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center Suffolk 06-29-2007 Brookhaven (Suffolk County) Memorial Hospital Medical Center has signed a 10-year lease on office space to house a new family medicine program with 16 examination rooms, imaging center, cardiac rehabilitation, pain management, nursing education, and payroll departments in a newly built facility in Patchogue (Suffolk County). The site was built by Smithtown (Suffolk County) based Damianos Realty Group. (Newsday – June 29, 2007)
CPI Aerostructures Suffolk 06-12-2007 CPI Aerostructures Inc., based in Edgewood (Suffolk County), has won two purchase orders from Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for $700,000 for the S-92 helicopter. (Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is a business unit of United Technologies Corp.) (Long Island Business News – June 12, 2007)
Comtech Telecommunications Suffolk 06-26-2007 Comtech Telecommunications Corp. in Melville (Suffolk) has signed a $1 million deal to supply satellite communications equipment to an unnamed cellular service provider in Southeast Asia. (Long Island Business News – June 26, 2007)
Farmingdale Armed Forces Reserve Center Suffolk 06-04-2007 Long Island Congressman Steve Israel recently announced that the planned construction of an $86 million armed forces reserve station in Farmingdale (Suffolk County) to be completed by 2010. The idea of housing reserve troops from the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Reserve in a single base originated in the 2006 Base Realignment & Closure Act. No start date for building work has been announced. (Newsday – June 4, 2007)
Lifetime Brands Nassau 06-12-2007 Lifetime Brands Inc., a Long Island kitchenware business based in Westbury (Nassau), paid $21.9 million or 30% stake for Ekco S.A.B., Mexico’s leading houseware company in an effort to expand its sales in Latin and South America. (Newsday – June 12, 2007)
Long Island Real Estate Boom Nassau 06-22-2007 New York City firms, that initially began looking for space on Long Island for security reasons in the wake of 9/11 are increasingly coming to our region because of economics. Real estate prices on Long Island are often a third the price of equivalent space in NYC. For many employees and prospective recruits from the area, the location is seen as a convenient alternative to commuting into the city. (Long Island Business News – June 22-28, 2007)
Lowe's Home Center Suffolk 175(Est.) 06-29-2007 Lowe’s Home Improvement plans to open a store on the site of the former Huntington Townhouse catering hall in Huntington Station (Suffolk). The store is slated to employ 175 people and will be the fifth Lowe’s store on Long Island. (Long Island Business News – June 29, 2007)
Neiman Marcus Suffolk 06-14-2007 The Tanger Factory Outlet Center in Deer Park (Suffolk) - still under construction - recently received confirmation that Neiman Marcus is coming to the new Tanger site. (Long Island Business News – June 14, 2007)
North Bellport Revitalization Suffolk 06-15-2007 Civic leaders, politicians, and residents of economically-depressed North Bellport (Suffolk County), united under an umbrella organization called the Greater Bellport Coalition, will attend a series of planning workshops organized by the group Sustainable Long Island with the aim of jump-starting long-overdue revitalization of the village, where more than 20% of the residents live at or below the poverty level. Greater Bellport Coalition has received $142,000 in grants for the project – including $80,000 from the state, $50,000 from the Town of Brookhaven and $12,000 from Suffolk County. (Long Island Business News – June 15-21, 2007)
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System Nassau 80 06-13-2007 North Shore-Long Island Jewish Medical Center has signed a lease to expand into 24,000 square feet of space at 1981 Marcus Avenue in New Hyde Park (Nassau County). The hospital system’s information technology division needed the new office space to accommodate 80 workers as part of an ongoing initiative to implement electronic medical records technology. (Newsday –June 13, 2007)
Rechler Equity Partners Suffolk 06-12-2007 The town board in Riverhead (Suffolk County) unanimously voted for Rechler Equity Partners of Melville (Suffolk County) to develop 300 acres of land in Calverton (Suffolk County) into an industrial park. (Newsday – June 12, 2007)
Steve & Barry's Suffolk 06-20-2007 Port Washington (Nassau County)– based family clothing retailer Steve & Barry’s will open a 29,000 square-foot store in Medford (Suffolk County) in July, adding to the three locations it already has on Long Island. (Newsday – June 20, 2007)
TRITEC BUILDING CO INC Suffolk 06-21-2007 Tritec Building Company of East Setauket (Suffolk County) has nearly completed constuction on the second of its twin office towers in Motor Parkway in Hauppauge (Suffolk County). The first of the two towers, which Tritec built "on spec" (without any prior commmitments from tenants), was completed in 2002 and is already 98% leased. Analysts see the success of this tower as part of the general eastward expansion on Long Island. (Newsday – June 21, 2007)
Tate’s Bake Shop Suffolk 90 06-15-2007 Southampton (Suffolk County)-based Tate’s Bake Shop plans to move to a much bigger facility in East Moriches in the Town of Brookhaven (also Suffolk). The costs of the move and planned expansion - Tate's plans to add 50 new workers to its 40-person payroll - were eased by the company's designation as Brookhaven Town’s first "floating Empire Zone”. Pending final approvals, the company will join a category that state economic development authorities call Regionally Significant Projects. (Newsday – June 15, 2007)
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Business Contractions

Company County # Jobs Article Date Comments
Becker-Parkin Dental Supply Company, Inc. Nassau 54 06-11-2007 Having been purchased by Melville (Suffolk)-based dental products giant Henry Schein, Inc., Becker-Parkin Dental Supply Company, Inc. in Hempstead (Nassau) will begin laying off the 54 employees at its facility on Fulton Avenue on July 1, 2007 with final plant closing on September 1. Another 138 employees at the Becker's Manhattan plant will also lose their jobs before the end of the summer. (WARN, June 11, 2007)
CMP Media LLP Nassau 200 06-14-2007 Manhasset (Nassau County)-based CMP Technology, a publisher of technical and trade magazines, both in print and online, announced it will eliminate half of its Long Island staff: 200 jobs. The company employs 1,125 world-wide. (Newsday – June 14, 2007)
Nassau County Nassau 06-15-2007 Nassau County plans a hiring freeze and spending moratorium due to a decline in sales tax revenue. Suffolk County on the other hand, has had a surge of revenue. (Long Island Business News – June 15-21, 2007)
SPORTS PLUS Suffolk 200(Est.) 06-21-2007 After 11 years, the sports emporium known as Sports Plus Entertainment Center in Lake Grove (Suffolk County) will close its doors June 30th. The facility includes a 48-lane bowling ally, NHL-sized ice rink, rock climbing wall, video games and party rooms and an indoor roller coaster. But over the last three to four years real progress in home video systems has really impacted commercial video products, according to a company spokesman. (Newsday, June 21, 2007)
Tate’s Bake Shop Suffolk 40(Est.) 06-15-2007 Southampton (Suffolk County)-based Tate’s Bake Shop plans to move to a much bigger facility in East Moriches in the Town of Brookhaven (also Suffolk). The costs of the move and planned expansion - Tate's plans to add 50 new workers to its 40-person payroll - were eased by the company's designation as Brookhaven Town’s first "floating Empire Zone”. Pending final approvals, the company will join a category that state economic development authorities call Regionally Significant Projects. (Newsday – June 15, 2007)
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Run Date: 07-23-2007

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