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2013: A Big Year For Business Stories in Port Washington

A look back at some of the year's most popular stories.

Patti Vunk, right, gives a goodbye hug at the Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, June 2 , 2013. Credit: Vivian Moy
Patti Vunk, right, gives a goodbye hug at the Dolphin Bookshop in Port Washington, June 2 , 2013. Credit: Vivian Moy
Friends of Dolphin Bookshop Bid Farewell to Beloved Longtime Owner: But it's hard to imagine that Port Washington will ever forget Patti Vunk. For 42 years she and her family owned the Dolphin Bookshop on Main Street which turned a page on a new chapter of its storied existence last week. 

Schreiber Grad Creates Hot New Photo App: A 2013 Schreiber High School graduate has created a popular new iPhone app that is helping users to take better photos.

10 Years Later, Lou, Babs & Moogs Ready To Close: On a hot July afternoon, Helen Leib chatted warmly with customers at Lou, Babs & Moogs, the Port Washington gift store she opened 10 years ago on Main Street. She discussed colleges with one shopper, and caught up on family with another.

Why The Barn Shut its Doors in Port Washington: Some Port Washington residents are still mourning the loss of the convenience they enjoyed at The Barn, when it shut its doors earlier this spring. The drive-thru grocery chain will soon be home to Alma Bank, whose corporate offices are in Astoria. 

Artisan Talks Crafts': I’m envious of people who can do it full time,' Evan Goldstein, who works in Port Washington, says about creating pottery.

‘Revival’ Gives Secondhand Luxury New Meaning: The shop, with its vaulted ceiling, scent of fine leather, brick-covered walls and customized built-ins, gives visitors the feeling that they’ve just stepped into the walk-in closet of a woman with very discriminating taste. 

Pelosi Visits Wit & Whim in Port Washington: Democratic Leader and Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Rep.  Steve Israel, and Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney made a special stop in Port Washington to peruse the eclectic gift selections at Wit & Whim.

Main Street Jewelry Store Closing Doors: They've served the Port Washington community for nearly four decades but a longtime Port Washington business will close its doors Saturday.

Two Businesses to Fill Former Hollywood Video Space: Two new businesses will fill a vacant former Hollywood Video store in at 47 Shore Rd. in Port Washington.

Shaq to Launch New Partnership With Nassau's AriZona Iced Tea: AriZona Beverages, co-founded by Sands Point resident Don Vultaggio, announced Tuesday the launch of a nationwide rollout of the Soda Shaq Cream Soda line — named for NBA basketball great Shaquille O'Neil.

COC Announces Winners of Window Decorating Contest: The Port Washington Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual Window Decorating Contest.

Port Inventor Invited to Nassau's 'Million Dollar Idea Showcase': A Port Washington inventor will be one of 11 featured guests at The Nassau County Inventors and Entrepreneurs Club's “The Next Million Dollar Idea” showcase.

Local Grocery Store Offers Online Orders, Lot Pickup: Stop & Shop Supermarket in Port Washington has launched a new pickup service where customers may order groceries online.

Steve's Barbershop Moves to New Location: After a fire earlier this year, a longtime Main Street barbershop has found a permanent home in Port Washington.

Serving Healthy Lunches, One Meal at A Time: A Long Island mom is redefining the term “healthy lunch.” From a commercial kitchen in Bethpage, Jennifer Ross and her team of are preparing and delivering nutritious lunches for adults and kids alike, through her company, Heart Beet Cafe.

Local Gift Shop to Donate 100 Percent of October Profits to Charity: Wit & Whim, a unique philanthropic gift shop located in Port Washington, will donate 100 percent of their profits after expenses during the month of October to the Port Washington Education Foundation, according to Laurie Scheinman the store's creator.

Port Washington Student Wows Wall Street: When it comes to investing, you might seek advice from Claire Blumberg. A Daly Elementary School fifth grader student, Blumberg placed second in New York – and ninth in the nation – in the SIFMA Foundation’s InvestWrite student essay competition, in the elementary school division.

C. Wonder Opens in ManhassetC. Wonder opened its third permanent location in Long Island at The Gate at Manhasset on Dec. 6. 
Jesse Conover December 31, 2013 at 02:21 PM
Nothing on the new stores like Atllia Baby on Main Street?

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