2017- A Year to Remember

2017- A Year to Remember

2017- A Year to Remember

The Greater Patchogue Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 93rd year in 2017. Within those 93 years, many businesses have been on Main Street, moved, burned down or unfortunately, closed. However, there are still many that are fortunate enough to be in business significantly longer than the average small business.

Even older than the Chamber, Brown’s Automotive Group is a long-time, family-owned and -operated Chamber member celebrating 100 years in business this year. Brown’s is located at 438 Route 112, Patchogue.

Within the Village, many businesses are celebrating some notable accomplishments in business this year. Blum’s, originally owned by Molly and Arthur Blum, opened in 1927; and this year, marks 90 years in business. For more than 90 years, Blum’s has specialized in swimwear and intimate apparel, and to date, are the largest Wacoal dealer in the country. The business has been passed through generations and still remains in the Siegel family. Also celebrating 90 years this year is Richard York Shoes. Richard York Shoes, also a family-run business, is now in its third generation.

A 70-year career in business is also a large claim to fame to a few Patchogue businesses this year. Celebrating 70 years, once called Weiner Shoes, David’s Shoe Emporium also has the same family running the business since its start in 1947. Also opening in 1947 was the Davis Park Ferry, Long Island’s finest way to get to Davis Park on Fire Island.

Throughout the past few years, business has been very difficult, in retail especially, but these businesses have thrived. Throughout the changes as Patchogue has evolved, it is appropriate to salute all retail and entertainment in Patchogue, but especially those who have truly stood the test of time.

Alicia DeMonte