St. James making headway on revitalization projects


St. James is moving along with its various Lake Avenue revitalization projects and will soon welcome some new additions to the downtown.

This month, progress was made with the installation of the second welcome sign on Lake and Moriches roads, which is part of four signs that will be painted around the town.

The new Celebrate Park is also underway, led by Natalie Weinstein and the Celebrate St. James organization partnering with the Town of Smithtown.

The former Irish Viking site was demolished in November 2020 and the plan is to transform the property into a municipal parking lot surrounded by this new park. 

In addition to the signs and Celebrate Park attracting more people to the downtown area, two new businesses will be opening soon on Lake Avenue.

Beans Bagels is getting ready to launch and will be tabling at St. James Day on Oct. 3 for those who want to see what the new business has in store.

Mickey’s Ice Cream Kitchen is getting closer to debuting its hand-crafted gourmet ice cream to residents soon. Read our previous story on it here.

“See you in the park with a bagel and ice cream soon,” said the St. James Chamber of Commerce in a Facebook post.

Read our previous coverage below to see what projects are in store for the Town of Smithtown for the remainder of this year.

Previous coverage

Top: Traffic Safety employee Dennis who designed the sign and other workers at the installation.