12/27/15 6:01am
This sign from the General Wayne inn hangs at Brix and Rye. (Credit: Caroline Rochetta, courtesy)

This sign from the General Wayne inn hangs at Brix and Rye. (Credit: Caroline Rochetta, courtesy)

A company can go out of business, but that doesn’t mean it disappears completely.

Whether it’s an old sign, a photographic advertisement or even a vintage burlap sack, remnants of extinct businesses are everywhere on the North Fork — and many are currently in use as decorations at local restaurants.

Some artifacts, like the General Wayne Inn sign that now hangs on a wall at Brix & Rye in Greenport, are conspicuous. Others, like the wood from a former bowling alley that was used to construct the bar at Dark Horse Restaurant in Riverhead, are much more subtle.

Read on to learn the stories behind four local examples we recently came across recently. (more…)

10/06/14 4:00pm

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Northforker.com presents our latest “Experience North Fork” Giveaway. We are giving away great prizes through rafflecopter that only take a second to enter multiple times. Founders Tavern in Southold is our latest partner. Enter to win a $100 gift certificate to this wonderful North Fork favorite. Founders Tavern not only serves up delicious food but has an extensive collection of craft beers in the Tap Room.

You can enter until Monday, October 13th at 2:00PM.

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10/03/13 12:30pm
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Photo by Cyndi Murray

Located in Southold, Founders Tavern has all the makings of traditional American eatery: wings, fried shrimp, pulled pork sandwiches and awarding-winning craft beers.  It is also the only place on the North Fork where you can get a Tavern Burger. (more…)