For those looking to support local businesses, a host of new hotspots have popped up in Sayville since last fall. New clothing and accessories shops, a beauty salon and a familiar empanada joint are just the tip of Ice Town for anyone exploring what the hamlet has to offer.
Grand Sayville previously covered some recent new neighbors including Better Nature Records and the rebranded Bistro LI. Now, here’s a unique look at more businesses that have opened in Sayville.
Sayville hosted one of its smelliest shops last fall when Wonderful shop opened in October.
Karina D’Angelo’s boutique sells her handmade vegan candles and soaps, bath bombs and aromatherapy products. The boutique at 126 Main St. also offers fresh-scented beauty products, including shampoos, face creams and shaving soaps.
D’Angelo’s website also advertises custom candle orders for special occasions including baby showers, birthdays and bridal showers.
Photos by Brian Harmon.
Coco & Ro
Co-owners Kristin Whitcomb and Melissa Oliverio have transformed 66 Main St. into a whimsical toy and clothing store that offers “fun and cute things and gifts for kids, tweens and her,” according to the store. instagram Account.
Among Coco & Ro’s children’s offerings are learning toys, clothing and pets to cuddle from the Bearington collection, which includes Simon Love the Sloth, the t-riffic t-rex and his Love Bug teddy bear.
There are plenty of freebies for anyone looking for a soothing night or a cheat day – from bath balms to smores kits and a jar of XO Marshmallow Brookie Dough.
Photo courtesy of @cocoandro.li.
Bella Shay Lounge
Bella Shay Lounge at 108 Montauk Highway in West Sayville celebrated its grand opening on February 18, marking a foray into women’s hair care for owner Nicky Smith, owner of Mr. Nick’s hair salon at 340 W. Main St. in Sayville. At the grand opening ceremony, her twin daughters, Isabelle and Shayla Smith, who gave her name to the store, cut the ribbon, according to the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce. Facebook page.
Women can expect estheticians to cut, color, highlight and dry their hair five days a week. The salon is closed on Sunday and Monday.
Photo/BellaShay Salon’s Facebook page.
Serendipity Shop celebrated its grand opening on February 13, just in time for those rushing for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift.
For those shoppers, owner Kim Lagonigro offered treats and champagne, according to a Facebook post from the chamber.
The store’s website states that most of its product line is handmade by women.
The boutique at 130 Main Street offers a range of small and large handbags, from bracelets and clutches to cross-body bags and tote bags. Clothing, scarves, jewelry and other accessories fill the displays waiting for customers to try them on and complete their outfits.
Photo: Serendipity Boutique/ Facebook
For anyone asking where they can hold a special event, The Winston is Sayville’s answer.
The 1,400 square foot venue acts as a blank canvas for celebrations such as birthdays, baby showers and first communions. Outside vendors, or guests themselves, must provide party food and decorations. Tenants can contact The Winston to help you connect with local chefs, restaurants and florists.
The space, which can accommodate up to 49 people, features high ceilings, natural light, Edison light fixtures and two oversized barn doors.
According to his websiteguests have access to four large farmhouse tables, two medium farmhouse tables, two small round tables, a whiskey bar, four warmers, up to 50 white Chiavari chairs, access to the staging area and a high Bluetooth speaker.
Photographers and other creatives can also rent the space for photo shoots and pop-up shops.
Eastbound Trading Co.
Unlike the other shops on this list, Max Procopio’s Eastbound Trading Co. specializes in men’s clothing and unisex clothing.
The store’s logo is available on most items the store carries, from t-shirts to hats and workout essentials, such as hoodies and sweatpants.
Inside 102 Main St., shoppers can also browse lifestyle apparel — from brands like Wolverine and Reyn Spooner, according to the store. Facebook posts.
Eastbound’s doors first opened in December, during which Procopio held a holiday toy drive. The owner said he plans to hold a grand opening ceremony in April.
Photo: Facebook / Eastbound Trading Co.
Oakdale Island Empanada
Since last December, locals have had the opportunity to order more than 20 different types of empanadas from Oakdale Island Empanada.
The restaurant’s owner, Danielle Pelaez, is the daughter of the founders of the Island Empanada franchise.
The Oakdale location is one of nine Island Empanadas across Long Island. Restaurants offer beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetable empanadas. They also offer side dishes, such as sweet plantains, tostones, and caramel apple and Oreo empanadas for dessert.
Photo: Facebook / Oakdale Island Empanada