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Editorial: What A Wonderful Westbury

With the Westbury Performing Arts Center opening its doors this fall, I can’t remember a more exciting time for residents.

I remember the buzz in Carle Place surrounding the fire department’s 100-year anniversary carnival and fireworks celebration in July 2010. Aside from the annual Carle Place Little League picnics at Eisenhower Park, I can’t recall a gathering of that magnitude with so many familiar faces.

Instead of an annual gathering or anniversary celebration, the theater can create memories for our friends and family every day of the week. Post Avenue won’t just be a 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. destination anymore – and that’s a distinction not many towns and villages in Nassau County can claim.

The village and development team have worked together to create a tremendous offering and one-of-a-kind venue for the community. We’ve witnessed a glorious transformation on Post Avenue and these renovations and developments will keep businesses here and keep consumers coming back.

It’s up to us to spend wisely, shop locally and preserve the quality of life that the village and its residents have worked to maintain over the years here in Westbury.

–C.T.