Tell Us: Surprising Business Closures

What businesses surprised you with the news they had closed?

Syosset businesses that have come and gone over the years, some stand out as particularly surprising.

While some businesses announced they were closing their doors or were obviously going out of business, others closed quickly and quietly without much notice.

What businesses in Syosset surprised you by closing thier doors? Which ones had you scratching your heads?

Tell us in the comments.

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Papa Tom February 01, 2013 at 11:58 PM
As much of a Moe's fan as I wasn't, they seemed to be doing pretty well in Woodbury. They were also good guys who contributed a good deal to the community. I was not a customer, but I'm sorry and surprised to see they've gone.
Sara February 02, 2013 at 12:38 PM
Definitely Moe's, even though that's considered Woodbury. There were always people in there. Sad to see that gone!
rena damon February 02, 2013 at 01:08 PM
Moe's always contributed to local fundraisers and was always busy. Surprised they shut. Also VERY much miss the Rite-Aid on Jackson Avenue.
Jeff February 02, 2013 at 05:32 PM
When did Moe's close? Hadn't heard about that.
Papa Tom February 02, 2013 at 06:37 PM
>>>When did Moe's close? Hadn't heard about that.<<<< My guess is they knew they couldn't survive with a brand new Chipotle opening a short distance away. I know you guys will love Chipotle, but I hope they are as active in the community as Moe's was.
Jeff February 02, 2013 at 08:28 PM
Moe's chose the wrong location -- too upscale -- and I'm sure the rent was too high for the amount of revenues they generated.
Papa Tom February 02, 2013 at 08:34 PM
Rite Aid was a surprise to me, as well. However, even though I knew all the workers by name and vice versa, I never felt quite "right" in that store. Something about the scattered arrangement of the aisles always threw me out of whack, and the lack of windows made the place feel unsafe. Anyway, you just KNEW there wasn't enough room in this small town for three drug stores, didn't ya?
Jeff February 02, 2013 at 09:59 PM
Rite Aid as a company has been in dissaray for years in terms of overall performance. They've been closing underperforming stores for years throughout the country and months before closing the Syosset store they closed the larger Plainview location. I wouldn't be surprised to see the whole chain shut down at some point, so I wasn't shocked that the Syosset store closed.
rena damon February 03, 2013 at 12:36 AM
location-wise Rite-Aid was a loss in terms of convenience.


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