Tell Us: Shops That Have Come and Gone In Port Washington

Which do you miss the most?

Running a business on Main Street or a shopping plaza can be dicey. Many local businesses can’t make it past the two-year mark.

It can be tricky to recall all of the shops that have come and gone in Port Washington. But some businesses that closed their doors make us yearn for the good all days. Think: McCrory’s, the bowling alley in Soundview Marketplace, Main Street Market and more.

Which leads to the question: Which business from the past do you miss the most? Tell us in the comments.  

Arthur October 10, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Ghost Motorcycle Arthur
Jerry Watt October 10, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Bay Bowl!
Adina Genn (Editor) October 10, 2012 at 05:40 PM
These are great...George, you're right, we did have a similar topic, but it focused on restaurants, though likely the conversation shifted over to businesses too
George Mulligan October 10, 2012 at 06:17 PM
When I went to grammar school in Port Washington there was a store on the corner of Port Blvd and Campus Drive called Carnel's. This was a full service newspaper, stationery, candy, toy and magazine store. It was quite popular with the school age kids, but many parents objected to the adult magazines (Playboy etc.) the store sold. There was also Joe's Hallmark Cards, Chudds Pharmacy, Weber Bakery, The Toy Store and Cromwell's Hardware all on the Blvd. And originally what is now Rite Aid was the local A & P. There was a sporting goods store owned by "Dusty," and I think there was a liquor store at the former site of Dolphin Books.
jonathan winant October 10, 2012 at 07:26 PM
TAVA an exceptional restaurant is missed by my wife and myself.
sadeto October 10, 2012 at 08:26 PM
I miss the shop in the photo, Konbini. It was nice having 2 Japanese stores in town, one close to the train station.
Charley Vogeley October 10, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Montebello's, Larry's The Club House, Mr. Lerner's Card Shop, the Cheese Shop, and Patty Vunk's mom, Dorothea.
Lee Kalinsky October 10, 2012 at 11:32 PM
Jerry brought up something that was more then a store. Loosing Bay Bowl and Twin Rinks took away places for people and kids to go, A night out skating or bowling. That changed the town the most to me.
Lisa Hodes October 10, 2012 at 11:48 PM
Adina, what's also important to ask is why businesses do not last and what we can do to get people to shop locally so Port has a good town with a lot of good stores?
Joe Hill October 11, 2012 at 05:06 AM
The Hide-a-Way, Marsh Appliance Center, Beacon Theater, Cromwells
Bonnie Utzig October 11, 2012 at 11:13 AM
Remember when we used to have a Ben and Jerry's? (back in the 90's)
Rosanna Carta October 11, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Loved Ben and Jerry's back then! It was located where The Dunkin Donuts is across from the Train Station! The real best...I miss the old Carvel with the drive up window where the convenience store is on Port Blvd! That was the best! There was a big ice cream come atop the roof! Good ole days...never get them back again. I know this wasn't too far ago, but I really do miss The Children's Place in the soundview market shopping center! What a big loss for our town. So sad:(
MSue October 11, 2012 at 12:39 PM
Definitely miss the movie theater in Soundview (much better parking and movie seating), and the Children's Place. There is nowhere in town to buy basics anymore for kids - I shopped there all the time.
Jesse Conover October 11, 2012 at 12:43 PM
Soundview theatre, children's place, cheeburger cheeburger and... Drumroll please... Taco Bell!
Alan Bergman October 11, 2012 at 12:50 PM
Latham Lumber Yard (corner of Willowdale and South Bayles)
Bill Grogan October 11, 2012 at 01:11 PM
For me it has to be Razzano's.
alan garfinkel October 11, 2012 at 01:16 PM
i bet not many remember a little lunch counter on main call.......CAMPYS..... and let us not forget ziggy s and then the caputo deli where hincks is now jpa
Adina Genn (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 01:29 PM
Still remember the sandwiches from Razzano's. And the Children's Place was definitely a great resource, especially when you needed something in a pinch.
Adina Genn (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 01:30 PM
Great suggestion. Thanks Lisa!
George Mulligan October 11, 2012 at 02:06 PM
I think Ben & Gerry's was in the location that is now Rosa's, next to Duncan Donuts.
Jeff S. October 11, 2012 at 02:30 PM
Let's not forget "Rib Roost" nothing like it since here in town n the bait n tackle store in lower Main st...
Jennifer Scotto-Robinson October 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Scotto's Pizza and any of its other names. A pizza SHOP! Miss those days!
eric bloom October 11, 2012 at 06:05 PM
I think Campy's was the same spot as the Thai restaurant. The Grand Union where Bagels and More shopping center is. The Rose Shop, Taco Bell, Port Camera, Sude, I agree on the Soundview movie theater, hopefully it re-opens.
ira hazan October 11, 2012 at 08:01 PM
The Bridge restaurant across from the old Latham Lumber Yard The Deep Sea Dive restaurant on Main St The Crab Shack on Inspirarion Wharf Luigi's Restaurant in Soundview shopping center Gus Boltons bait shop
jonathan winant October 11, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Why do we have to leave Port Washington to get basics such as mens/young boys casual clothing or to purchase office/ computer supplies? Simple, more people have to e-mail store chanins such as the Gap, Old Navy, Office Max or Office Depot and even Trader Joes. I did just that and some are keeping their eyes on the area but more requests would help convince them to act.
Anthony Intintoli October 12, 2012 at 12:27 AM
I grew up in this town and I remember going to McCorries (I dont remember the spelling ) but it was a variety store that had everything. In addition ..my wife misses Maces close out store and Childrens Place.
Kathleen Sullivan October 15, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Children's Place is greatly missed. They stated that their lease was not extended and that senior housing may be going into that spot. Is there any truth to that? Thank you.
Ken Buettner November 29, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Rampart Street on Shore Road provided live music, dancing and food. I was the best place in Port for New Years Eve. Mel and the staff made you feel like you had been friends forever.
Kelly Brown February 11, 2013 at 06:55 PM
Andy's Pizzeria (Manorhaven), Gallo's Market (Manorhaven), Razzano's, A&P on Port Blvd, Bay Bowl, Soundview Movie Theater, The Beacon before they turned it into a multiplex, Scotto's, Boston Chicken, and Cheeburger Cheeburger. PanAm had hangars and at one time you could still access them freely on Manhasset Isle.
Cookie Armstrong May 02, 2013 at 10:50 AM
Does anyone know the name of the family who owned Cromwell Hardware store?


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