While about 8,500 Deer Park and North Babylon resdidents are still in the dark today, many stores and places of recreation in the area are back to business.
If bored at home, Deer Park Bowl, located at 849 Long Island Avenue in Deer Park, is open with food, lanes and a bar. The bowling alley is also having a Halloween special Wednesday: two people, four games, two shoes, four slices of pizza and two sodas for $16.
Tanger Outlets at the Arches in Deer Park is now open. Superstorm Sandy forced the outlets to shut down both Monday and Tuesday, but the shops are back in action Wednesday, Oct. 31, for all of the ghosts, goblins, princesses and super heroes in the area to do some safe trick-or-treating. Stores will be handing out candy to our visiting ghosts and goblins from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m.
Regal Cinemas Deer Park Stadium 16 and IMAX is open at the Tanger Outlets as well. Click here for movie times.
The North Babylon Public Library is also open Wednesday. Visitors are welcome to come down and take advantage of the power, movies, WiFi and of course, books.
Panera Bread in North Babylon is becoming a hot spot for residents looking for refuge from their powerless homes. A steady stream of customers have been in and out of the Deer Park Avenue restaurant since the storm hit. Locals are powering up their electronics, and grabbing food and coffee to recharge for their continuing cleanup efforts.
Many fast food restaurants along Deer Park Avenue also have their power back and are ready for customers.
The Town of Babylon has also opened up two elecronic charging stations, located at Babylon Town Hall in Lindenhurst and the Town Hall Annex in North Babylon, for those who need to power up their cell phones, computers and other electronics.
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