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Biz News: Med Center May File for Bankruptcy

Businesses nearby making headlines nearby this week.

LMBC May Declare Bankruptcy

Long Beach Medical Center will file for bankruptcy as part of a plan to eliminate its debt, according Ray Ellmer, who sits on the hospital’s Board of Trustees, and State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg.

But as talks of a merger between LBMC and South Nassau Communities Hospital in Oceanside continue, hospital officials say that such statements are premature as the two sides work to finalize a plan. Click here to read the full story.

Christmas Tree Business Reopens at New West End Locale

A bonfire rages in a parking lot filled with the aroma of evergreen at the center of the West End. There, Hunter O’Neill heads a family-owned Christmas tree business that relocated this season from their prior lot on the east side of West Beech Street.

“There’s more action over here,” O’Neill said of the new lot that is located across the street from and owned by Minnesota’s. “There’s more people walking by.” Click here to read the full story.

Fruits, Veggies to Survive Through Winter

The Farmer’s Market at Kennedy Plaza, which typically closes for the season after Thanksgiving, will extend into the dead of winter.

The market will remain open at the plaza on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through December and will likely move indoors at the Long Beach Hotel, at 405 E. Broadway, in January and remain there into February, Bernadette Martin, the market’s manager and program director, told Patch. Click here to read the full story.

Vacant Sprint Store in Mineola

The Sprint cellular retail store at 143 Jericho Turnpike in Mineola is currently a vacant space. Built in 1927, the retail space sits below four apartments and has a square footage of 3,827 feet. The building also includes a basement for storage. Click here to read the full story.

'Hollywood East' Makes Inroads in Nassau

There’s increasing evidence that the film industry is rapidly discovering various advantages in Nassau County, and that could mean more jobs for locals.

On Monday and Tuesday, Nassau officials will lead a countywide tour for independent producers and directors as well as movie, commercial and television location managers and scouts. Click here to read the full story.

Kidville Coming to Garden City

Kidville locations offer classes and parties and feature indoor playgrounds, retail boutiques and Kidville Salons for children from newborn to 6 years and their families.

The Garden City facility is expected to open at 960 Franklin Avenue (second floor) in the first quarter of 2014. Click here to read the full story.

West Hempstead Subway Listed for Sale

Listed for sale in West Hempstead is a Subway franchise, located at 492 Hempstead Ave. 

The fast food restaurant is located on the corner of very busy street and features 600 lot square footage, the listing says. Click here to read the full story.

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