For those looking to support local businesses, a host of new hot spots have popped up in and around Sayville since last fall. New boutiques for apparel and accessories, a beauty salon and a familiar empanada joint are just the tip of the iceberg for anyone exploring what the hamlet has to offer.
Greater Sayville previously covered some recent new neighbors, including Better Nature Records and the rebranded Bistro LI. Now, here’s a snapshot of seven other businesses that opened their doors recently in Sayville.
Sayville welcomed one of its best smelling shops last fall when Wondrous Boutique opened its doors in October.
Karina D’Angelo’s boutique sells her handmade vegan candles and soaps, bath bombs and aromatherapy goods. The shop at 126 Main St. also carries fresh-scented beauty products, including shampoos, facial 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 transformed 66 Main St. into a whimsical toy and apparel boutique that offers “fun, cute things and gifts for kids, tweens and her,” according to the shop’s Instagram account.
Among Coco & Ro’s kiddie offerings are learning toys, apparel and the huggable animals of the Bearington collection, which includes Simon Love the Sloth, the t-riffic t-rex and its Love Bug teddy bear.
There’s plenty of gifts for anyone looking for a calming night in or a cheat day indulgence — from bath balms to smores kits and a jar of XO Marshmallow Brookie Dough.
Photo courtesy of @cocoandro.li.
BellaShay Salon at 108 Montauk Highway in West Sayville celebrated its grand opening Feb. 18, marking a foray into women’s haircare for owner Nicky Smith, who owns the Mr. Nick’s Barber Shop at 340 W. Main St. in Sayville. At the grand opening ceremony, his twin daughters, Isabelle and Shayla Smith, after whom the shop is named, cut the ribbon, according to the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook page.
Women can expect beauticians to cut, color, highlight and blow dry their hair five days a week. The salon is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Serendipity Boutique celebrated its grand opening Feb. 13, just in time for those scrambling for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift.
For those shoppers, owner Kim Lagonigro offered treats and champagne, according to a chamber Facebook post.
The shop’s website indicates most of its product line is handmade by women.
The boutique at 130 Main St. offers an array of hand bags small and large, from wristlets and clutches to cross-bodies and totes. Apparel, scarves, jewelry and more accessories fill displays waiting for customers to try them on and complete their outfit.
Photo: Serendipity Boutique/Facebook
For anyone asking where they can host a special event, The Winston is Sayville’s answer.
The 1,400-square-foot venue acts as a blank canvas for such celebrations as birthdays, baby showers and communions. Outside vendors, or the guests themselves, must provide food and party decorations. Renters can reach out to The Winston for help connecting with local chefs, restaurants and florists.
The space, which accommodates parties of up to 49 people, boasts high ceilings, natural light, Edison lights and two oversized barn doors.
According to its website, guests have access to four large farm tables, two medium farm tables, two small round tables, a whiskey barrel bar, four chafing dishes, up to 50 white Chiavari chairs, access to the staging area and Bluetooth speaker.
Photographers and other creatives may also rent the space for photoshoots and pop-up shops.
Eastbound Trading Co.
Unlike the other boutiques on this list, Max Procopio’s Eastbound Trading Co. in West Sayville specializes in menswear and unisex apparel.
The store’s logo is available on most articles the shop carries, from tees to hats and workout essentials, such as hoodies and sweatpants.
Inside 102 Main St., customers can also browse through lifestyle clothing — from an array of brands that includes Wolverine and Reyn Spooner.
Eastbound’s doors first opened in December, during which Procopio hosted a holiday toy drive. The owner said he plans to host a grand opening ceremony in April.
Island Empanada Oakdale
Since last December, locals have enjoyed the opportunity to order more than 20 different types of empanadas from Island Empanada of Oakdale.
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. The restaurants offer beef, chicken, pork, seafood and veggie empanadas. They also offer side dishes, such as sweet plantains, tostones and apple caramel and Oreo empanadas for dessert.
Photo: Facebook/Island Empanada of Oakdale