Business Beat: Weekly Roundup

Check out local business news from Patch communities across the region.

Babylon Village Patch

Local restaurant Horace and Sylvia's will be holding a fundraiser on Sunday afternoon to help raise money for an employee who was seriously injured in a car crash this past July. Read this week’s column on Babylon Village Patch.

• Deer Park-North Babylon Patch

For 36 years the Van Bourgondien Nursery has served customers from their Deer Park Avenue location and according to owner Alyssa Van Bourgondien, they're not planning on slowing down anytime soon. Read the story on Deer Park-North Babylon Patch.

• Lindenhurst Patch

Sunrise Plaza in North Lindenhurst is closer to getting another new business: Menchie’s, a neighborhood franchise location of an international frozen yogurt chain that has more than 200 locations around the globe. Read the story on Lindenhurst Patch.

• Patchogue Patch

The demolition of the final section of the vacant Swezey's Department store in Patchogue Village took place Tuesday morning at the Four Corners intersection of North Ocean Avenue and Main Street. Read the story on Patchogue Patch.

• Sachem Patch

This week for our Meet the Owners feature, we interviewed Vito DeMola, principal of Shinjitusu Self Defense, located at 480-5 Patchogue-Holbrook Road in Holbrook. Shinjitsu Self Defense was recently chosen as the "Best Gym/Fitness Center" in our Readers Choice Awards poll, route: {:controller=>"articles", :action=>"show", :id=>"readers-choice-winners-2012-1ff4d97a"} -->. Below are DeMola' responses in the hot seat. Read the story on


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