Ward Melville’s Stony Brook Center that revitalized village turns 75

“Gloria Rocchio, president of the Ward Melville Heritage Organization, shows an original model of the Stony Brook Village Center on Dec. 30, 2015. The group plans a dinner to celebrate the center’s 75th anniversary.” Credit: Ed Betz

“The 1940 dinner in which business tycoon Ward Melville announced plans for the shopping center that would reinvigorate Stony Brook will be re-created later this month to mark the outdoor mall’s 75th anniversary…”

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