Retail Roundup: Luggage business packs it in after 52 years

Business at E. Vincent Luggage was bustling just a year ago, the owner said. But the COVID-19 pandemic changed the Westbury luggage store and repair shop’s fortunes, so much so that it will close this month, 52 years after the first location opened in Westchester...

Retail Roundup: Skechers opens, home furnishings store coming

Levittown Shopping Center has lost its discount shoes, Chinese food and doggy bowls since last year but sneakers and ottomans are on the way. On Saturday, athletic shoe and apparel retailer Skechers opened a store — its sixth on Long Island — in the shopping center....

Retail Roundup: The Paper Store coming, Pier 1 leaving

More tenant changes are slated for the Massapequa shopping center where Whole Foods plans to set up shop – and bankruptcies are a common theme among the players. I recently wrote about Whole Foods’ plan to move into a former Babies R Us space at Sunrise Promenade, on...