New Retail Stores,Services Dot Peninsula's West End
Many residents look forward to the opening of the new Rockaway Diner and Bakery on Beach 116 Street. Locals have been without a diner since the Rockaway Sunset Diner closed more than a year ago. The twostory eatery should be open by the summer. A new Dunkin Donuts will open on Beach 129 Street by the second week in February, officials say. The new Rockaway Seafood restaurant on Beach 129 Street has already become a favorite of peninsula residents in the short time it has been open. Make sure you get reservations for weekend dining. The Rite Aide Pharmacy at Beach 108 Street and Rockaway Beach Boulevard is moving along and is expected to open sometime in March. Sand Tax and Accounting has opened an office on Beach 129 Street, above the bagel shop. Boulevard Furniture and Bedding has opened where the former Rockaway Hardware once stood at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 115 Street. Work has begun on the former site of Blockbuster on Beach Channel Drive and Beach 116 Street for a new Sleepys, a national firm that sells mattresses and beds. Jackson-Hewitt Tax Preparers, a national chain, has opened its doors on Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 112 Street. ANG Carpet and Flooring stands at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 115 Street.