Last Tuesday evening, February 10th Source the Station members gathered at [relatively] new business in Huntington Station – Sonia’s Waxing Plus – to get a tour of the newly renovated property, some delicious finger foods, and lots of Positive Mental Attitude (PMA).
The night started with some finger foods and small tours of the house. Sonia Menezes bought the historic property at 1090 New York Avenue a little under a year ago with a big vision! Seeing upcoming revitalization efforts, easy access to public transportation including the train, and lots of potential for the property that previously housed a well-known and loved Doctor of the Huntington Station community! Sonia’s now houses 6 private rooms for its services, an ample waiting room, a handicap room, two apartments on the second floor and a vision for an apprenticeship school in the basement. We are so excited that an entrepreneur and business woman with such a vision has chosen Huntington Station as a place to start a new business! Make sure to like their Facebook page and stay tuned to their specials and more!
The night then progressed into some Renaissance Downtowns updates and more importantly some nitty gritty Source the Station work! Renaissance Downtowns is continuing their work with the SEQRA process, as well as looking for solutions for unscrewed areas of Huntington Station and moving forward with immediate opportunities.
Source the Station has been really motivated to get our members doing small, positive, tangible changes to help move forward with Huntington Station. Revitalization is such an all-encompassing process that ALL positive changes contribute to it.
Some of the main focuses that we are moving forward on with STS members are:
- “My Huntington Station…” this will be an exercise that we will perform at every meetup during 2015. It is geared at coming up with small, tangible calls to action and helping members achieve these! Have things you want to add but weren’t able to attend the meetup? Please email Andrea or add in the comments below and we’ll add them to the main page!
- Huntington Station Favorites: what is your favorite service, food, retail item, etc at Huntington Station local businesses and why? Put up a picture and a description and help us show everyone all that Huntington Station has to offer! If you already have some in your mind with pictures, please email Andrea. Page on sourcethestation.com coming soon
- Existing, successful businesses from Long Island to bring to Huntington Station: is there a coffeeshop, restaurant or other small business in Long Island that you’d like to see have an additional location in Huntington Station? Tell us their name and we’ll contact them to see what their interest is in expanding! Feel free to add your ideas in the comments below for the time being! Page on sourcethestation.com coming soon
Our next meetup will take place at Launchpad Huntington on March 18th 6:30-8:30PM and focus on arts and technology businesses and organizations from Huntington Station and around, and how they are a big part of revitalization! Save the date we can’t wait to see you there!