Patch looks back at some of the businesses new to the Huntington and Northport area in 2012.
Rockin Fish a Hit in Northport: Since opening on July 1, Northport's new seafood gastropub "Rockin' Fish" has become the place to be, consistently packed with gourmands drawn to its chic, yet relaxed downtown Manhattan feel and fresh palate.
: Artie Berke, owner of Nina's Pizza in Northport, has added hot dogs to his resume as the new owner of Kasper's Original Hot Dogs.
Two New Stores Moving Into Barnes & Noble Space: Tilly's Specialty Retail Clothing and ULTA Beauty will be moved into the location at 380 Walt Whitman Road.
Whitman Mall Expansion Begins: Construction began on a renovation project at Walt Whitman Shops, formerly known as Walt Whitman Mall, in April. The renovation introduced 11 new stores and restaurants to Huntington.
Best Market to Move Into Waldbaum's Space: Best Market moved into the space occupied by Waldbaum's for 40 years after the company closed its stores nationwide.
Nordstrom Rack Moving to Toys R Us Site: Nordstrom Rack filled in the space left by Toys 'R' Us after it closed in January.
VIDEO: New Family Game Center in Huntington Station: Station Sports Family Fun Center opened for business at the beginning of the year. The new location serves dual purposes: it can be a daily hang out for kids and their families while also hosting private parties and events.
Huntington Corner Comes Back to Life: The corner of Gerard Street and Clinton Avenue, which a year ago was burned out by the fire at XO Wine and Chocolate Bar, is now filled with people walking and enjoying sidewalk cafés.
A New Start for Larkfield Manor: No, it wasn't Hurricane Sandy that demolished East Northport's Larkfield Manor. The iconic catering hall is undergoing a major $8 million makeover from the bottom up.
U2 Nails to Open Second Salon: The owner of U2 Nail in East Northport is opening a new salon in the old location of Blockbuster on 745 Fort Salonga Road by CVS.