The Village of Rockville Centre is slowly becoming the restaurant capital of Nassau County.
Denny's and an unnamed Italian restaurant are set to come to Rockville Centre, Mayor Francis Murray said last week.
While no date has been set, according to Murray's "State of the Village" address:
Denny's Restaurant and an Italian restaurant are in the process of acquiring a locating on Merrick Road where Harmon Discount was.
Harmon Discount closed in December 2011 after it could not reach an agreement on a new lease. The property is located at 298 Merrick Road.
The announcement comes during the same week when Murray said the RKO Twin Theater on Sunrise Highway would finally "come down" after seven years of vacancy and a restaurant called "Bonefish" could potentially replace it.
Murray also confirmed in his "State of the Village" that George Martin will be opening a burger place on N. Long Beach Road. The George Martin group already has two restaurants in the village: George Martin - The Original and Grillfire.
On top of the new businesses, an old business is also set to reopen in 2013. Pantry Diner, located at 525 Merrick Road, is currently rebuilding after a fire ripped through the establishment in November 2011. A sign in the window has confirmed that the diner will reopen in 2013.
In his "State of the Village," Murray also recapped the new businesses that opened in 2012. They include:
- Kashi Restaurant, Sunrise Highway
- Key Foods Supermarket, Sunrise Highway
- Za Pizzeria, N. Park Avenue
- Independence and Dignity Count, Sunrise Highway
- Cross Fit Gym, N. Long Beach Road
- Sceptre Tours, Sunrise Highway
- Elements Therapeutic Massage, Sunrise Highway
- 212 Sushi Lounge, Merrick Road
- Oasis Hair Salon, Merrick Road
- Heaven Can Wait, South Village Avenue
- RVC Wine and Spirits, North Long Beach Road