Written by Rich Forestano Tuesday, 05 August 2014 09:15
Aris Papangelopoulos will expand his business to 188 Herricks Rd. in Mineola after getting approval from the Mineola Board of Trustees recently. The 15-year mechanic says his current shop on Broadway in Garden City Park is too small.
“I’ve outgrown the space that I’m renting right now,” he said at a recent public hearing. “I need a special use permit before I buy [188 Herricks Rd.].”
Papangelopoulos’ current location can hold four cars, while the new spot can handle 10-12. He also plans to build four car lifts in the new spot and house additional vehicles.
“You won’t be keeping an inventory of a lot of stuff, correct?,” trustee Dennis Walsh said.
Papangelopoulos said he would not buy or sell used cars on the property and not keep an inventory of miscellaneous products. He also said he will not have a paint booth in the shop, which one resident hoped for.
“There are backyards for homes there ,” Marino Rovita said. “We’re concerned with noise and air pollution. We already have two mechanics down there. We can smell paint and fumes.”
Papangelopoulos said he will recycle oil in a waste oil heater at the site and plans to install “green” LED exterior lights on the building, which will be fitted with motion sensors.
“We’re strictly a repair shop,” he said. “The lighting is all solar-powered on the outside of the building. If there’s any activity at night, the lights will go on.”
Operating hours would be Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
“Residents want assurance that you’re not going to negatively impact their lives anymore than they already are,” Mayor Scott Strauss said.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 00:00
Swaths of nearby and local residents flocked to the sixth annual Mineola Street Fair on Sunday, Sept. 14. With vendors lined up and down the streets featuring local businesses and restaurants, live performances and various entertainment for kids, the Mineola Chamber of Commerce-sponsored event didn’t disappoint Mary Cheung of Great Neck.
“These fairs are always fun,” she said. “It’s not too hot, not too cold. The music is the best part.”
Saturday, 13 September 2014 00:00
A bunch of fruit in a bowl may not be that exciting to look at, that is unless you’re looking at them from Nancy Colleary’s point of view. Through her still life paintings, the she explores shadows, colors and light to make the most ordinary objects appear beautiful.
From her in-home studio, she continues to hold classes and work on her own projects, which includes paintings that are on display at Walk Street in Garden City and Chef’s Corner in Mineola.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Although the expectations for the 2014 Mineola Mustangs boy’s varsity soccer season may be somewhat measured, the team enters the season with the goal of a berth in the Nassau County playoffs. The team is young and inexperienced but there is light at the end of the tunnel.
There is considerable talent on the horizon. There are only four starting seniors and five sophomores on the roster. Four year starting senior forward Daniel Pardo returns (19 goals in three seasons) as does senior standout goalkeeper Andrew Pereira.
Thursday, 11 September 2014 00:00
Mineola resident Michael Patalano of Andrews Road was named one two captains on the Kellenberg Memorial High School varsity football team recently. He played for the Mineola Chiefs for five years, which prepared him for football at the next level. He has three younger sisters. Two of them play sports for the Mineola Mustangs.