Businesses That Closed in 2012

Huntington and Northport area saw some big closures and even bigger openings.

The year 2012 was a big one for change. Some landmark stores saw the end of many decades, and some large chain stores shut their doors due to pressures from a changing market. Here are some stores that closed around the area this year:

Bad Dawgs: Serving gourmet hot dogs and knishes in Huntington Village, Bad Dawgs closed in July. A takeaway spot called "The Chicken Coop" is reportedly going to open in its place from the same owners as Fado. They will serve rotisserie chicken and family-style sides.

Mangiamo: This Huntington Village Italian eatery on New Street closed in the beginning of year and recently became La Notte.

Dragon Gate: One of two Huntington locations, Dragon Gate on Main Street closed and was replaced by Daisho Ramen. Dragon Gate has moved around the corner to a takeout-only location.

Gemport: Northport's Gemport jewelry and rare gem store closed its doors in May after 43 years as a Northport mainstay. 

Waldbaum's: Waldbaum's Huntington Station location closed in March. It was one of six Long Island stores described by its parent company as underperforming. It was replaced with a Best Market in May. 

Blockbuster: Blockbuster closed hundreds of stores nationwide over the past few years in a move from brick and mortar to online business. The Huntington Station location closed in February, the Northport location closed last year. 

Toys 'R' Us: Toy's 'R' Us in Huntintgon Station closed in January and became Nordstrom Rack a few months later. The closure followed on the heels of Barnes and Noble Books in Huntington Station a month earlier.

The Northport Tasting Room and Wine Cellar: This local wine-lovers destination closed abruptly in the spring and became The Wine Cellar on Main in June under new ownership.  

Shelley January 01, 2013 at 04:12 AM
We need a target here. Not everyone can afford small specialized shops
Chris F January 01, 2013 at 10:49 PM
I am not sure about all of LI but I believe the Peticular Pet in Huntington has the owner inspect and pick out every puppy they sell personally so that they do not do business with anyone who exploits animals.
Muto January 14, 2013 at 08:21 PM
The Black Lantern just closed too. Where will the underage kids go to drink now??
Jessi10 January 14, 2013 at 09:13 PM
I loved that place! Wish it had stayed instead of Crumbs.
Leah Bush January 14, 2013 at 10:23 PM
Muto, when did they close?


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