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Margaritaville Hits Sayville Tonight; Saying Goodbye to a Business Icon

Here's hoping the rain holds off for Parrot heads.

As Patch writes this week’s business column it’s windy and threatening rain and we’re hoping it passes through in time for tonight’s Margaritaville event in Sayville, which was rescheduled once already due to weather.

With fingers crossed we’re hoping all goes as planned for the event that kicks off at 5 p.m. in the parking lots behind Main. The Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce event is a classic for Jimmy Buffet fans who often begin setting up seating and food tables hours prior to the concert.

But this year you might want to ease up the preparation work by enjoying hamburgers, hotdogs and Mac and Cheese from Five Points Café that will be on site serving the crowd. There’ll also be an ice cream truck from Roxy’s.

Today also may officially mark the opening of Sayville Falls, the miniature golf course located at the Plex, near the train trestle on Montauk Highway. While Patch hasn’t gotten an official notice, the business’ Facebook page says the grand opening is happening at 10 a.m. today.

In case it is a weekend of rainy Fall weather and yard sales don’t happen, you  might want to check out a great Facebook group set up by local Bayport-Blue Point residents that offers yard sale items. There’s always something new, and the goodies include everything from a boat to a piano.

Patch is always lobbying for readers to support local businesses and a big reason why is how much community shop owners do for the community. A great example of this is Berry Fresh, which just opened its second store in Sayville. It seems every week the frozen yogurt shop in Bayport, and now Sayville, is helping an organization raise funds.

This upcoming week, on October 4th, the Sayville sweet shop is helping Zeta Sigma Phi sorority at St. Joseph College. Berry Fresh will donate a percentage of all sales between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to the group, so if you’re around stop in and treat yourself and also support the cause.

And after you enjoy Margaritaville, walk into town and pop in at a reception being held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. to say goodbye to one of Sayville’s most tenured businesses, Past & Presents and Lynn Rhodes. The store is closing after over 30 years in business. The goodbye party is being held at Gabby’s Closet on Main Street and is sponsored by Gabby's and Mini Monet.

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