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Business Beat: Tex-Mex Restaurant Coming to Town

This week's news from around Babylon Village's business district includes a new restaurant and several closings and business name changes.

This week some businesses underwent major changes, a store closed and a new restaurant application was approved.

The playground structure that was formerly at Argyle Park is now installed and ready to use at the Cooper Street playground next to Whaler's Cove, although renovation is still going on.

An application for the restaurant formerly known as Blue Chill was approved at the Village board meeting. Leo DeNicola of Babylon had presented his plans for a Tex-Mex restaurant at an earlier public hearing. Stay tuned to Patch for more details on the upcoming eatery.

A nostalgic fixture in Babylon Village for years, the Dairy Barn on Deer Park Avenue has now reopened as The Barn, a family-owned chain of drive-through convenience stores. See from earlier this to get the full scoop on The Barn.

Further down Deer Park Avenue, Love My Shoes has closed and the storefront is for lease. A rumor has it that they will reopen but it looks unlikely as the windows are now featuring for lease signs.

has a new sign and new name: Phountain. The holistic health store has several other Long Island locations. The chain's tagline is "life extension health club and alkaline water store." According to Eternal the Spa's Facebook page, they will still be offering their original spa services like manicures and pedicure, in addition to new offerings like "detox foot baths."

Fire Island Avenue's Bayview Deli is now open. Patch last week, who managed the store for years and is now back to run the long-standing neighborhood deli.

Kilwin's Chocolates is nearing their opening date of April 14th. The new facade is up and the store is nearing completion. Check back with Patch in the coming weeks for an interview with the owner and more information about the treat purveyor.

The former pet fish store A Lot Of Fish next to Sherwin Williams paint supply store is empty and the space is for lease.

The application for a self-serve yogurt shop that hoped to occupy space next to the new Village Deli on Montauk Highway was approved but the applicants have expressed uncertainty as to whether or not they will go forward the plans.

Another potential new business, a health and wellness shop that wanted to open in the former Food Market next to Argyle Grill may also withdraw their plans, due to considerations about renovation costs.

Check back later today when Patch will have the story on the two new restaurant applications presented to the village board this week: a casual taco-style Mexican eatery and a revamp of The Hook.

eeeeeee April 11, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Nice story - answered many of my questions !

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