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…)

06/23/15 6:52am
A mother bison with her calf at North Quarter Farm Photo Monique Singh-Roy

A mother bison with her calf at North Quarter Farm. (Credit: Monique Singh-Roy)

With more than 250 animals, North Quarter Farm on Roanoke Ave. in Riverhead is considered one of the East Coast’s largest herds of bison, according to the farm’s owner. The bison are bred and raised on the farm and some are culled for slaughter to become the star attraction at Tweed’s Restaurant and Buffalo Bar in downtown Riverhead. (more…)