News-Review: Historic district signs unveiled in downtown Riverhead

09/11/2012 2:00 PM |

PAUL SQUIRE PHOTO | Richard Wines, chairman of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, motions toward The Riverhead Project restaurant in the downtown historic district.

Local government officials and business owners unveiled signage along Riverhead’s East Main Street Tuesday morning to mark the newly-recognized downtown historic district, which was added to the National Register last month.

Four Town Council members, downtown Business Improvement District president Ray Pickersgill, The Riverhead Project restaurant owner Dennis McDermott and members of the town’s Landmarks Preservation Commission gathered outside the restaurant to praise the work of the commission in getting the coveted designation for downtown businesses.

The area along East Main Street was added to the National Registry in August, and is now eligible for tax credits.