Boating supplying and fishing accessories store West Marine will closer their West Babylon location on November 11, according to store employees.
The shop, located 527 Montauk Highway in the Pathmark Shopping Center, had been a part of the area for the better part of the last 10 years, helping local boaters and fishermen with parts and accessories for their water adventures.
Owner Nancy Kupferman wrote on local blog AroundBabylon that the business had been struggling through the last year with lower foot traffic and sales since Hurricane Sandy struck the area.
Commack residents have a golden ticket to their own version of Willy Wonka’s factory within Chocolate Works, a new candy and confections shop now open at the Peppertree Commons Shopping Center.
Walking into Chocolate Works, at 6401 Jericho Tpke., is a bit like entering a chocolate dream world. Walk in, close your eyes and breathe in the cocoa aroma with its sweet notes and rich fragrance. When the old-fashioned jazz music playing from the speakers wakes you up, you’ll find yourself in front of a wall of whimsical colored candies, a chocolate river flowing from a fondue waterfall and you may even spot a rendition of Vincent van Gough’s painting, ‘Sunflowers,’ made completely out of chocolate.