Over the past year, Hauppauge residents have had to say goodbye to many local busineses. Stores from long-time resident Sears Hardware to Sertino's Cafe have closed their doors in 2012.
Here's a look back at those businesses that closed in 2012:
Sears Hardware Begins Liquidation Sales
Hauppauge residents spotted large yellow-and-red blowout sale signs posted on the front doors Sears Hardware off Veterans Memorial Highway this week, the first sign of what's to come.
Sears Hardware in Hauppauge will be closing by approximately mid-May, according to local employees and a Sears Holdings spokeswoman.
Sertino's Cafe Now Vacant After 1 Year
Sertinos Cafe took over the former home to Sizzler on West Main Street in Smithtown in August 2011 and doors closed this past October.
The official closing date was Oct. 28.
Hooters in Islandia will be closing to give birth to a new restaurant.
Edward McCabe, an attorney for Strix Restaurant Group, which owns the franchise rights to Hooters locations on Long Island and Queens, said he will be closing the East Meadow location and there that there will be changes made to the other Hooters locations - including Islandia.
One of Smithtown's most recognizable pizzeria and Italian restaurants has closed up shop, leaving another vacancy in an area where empty storefronts outnumber working ones.
This week Villa Napoli closed its doors and practically gutted the 82 West Main Street shop. A visit to the storefront on Friday showed the place had been mostly emptied, with numbered pieces of paper taped to the few fixtures that remained. The ovens and all the dining room furniture was gone
Photo Shop Splits from Main Street
Camera shops are a rare species on Long Island, and they are one step closer to becoming extinct with the closing of Split Image Photography on Main Street.
The Wobbly Olive Gastropub Closes for Renovations
The Wobbly Olive, Hauppauge's gastropub, will be closing its doors to business on March 3, to be born a new with the luck of the Irish, or so its owner's hope.
This business was closed to be re-opened as a new restaurant, Barrington's.
Burlington Coat Factory to Relocate to Stony Brook
Burlington Coat Factory in Lake Grove will soon relocate to Stony Brook to take over the storefront formerly occupied by Linens 'n Things at 2199 Nesconset Highway.