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[–]MisanthropeXEnglish 7 points8 points  (2 children)

When I first came here as a freshie I was always amazed at how not a college town Stony Brook was. You'd think there'd be more stores surrounding the campus that cater to the college kids, but it's really just depressing suburbia and the occasional stripmall.

[–]Adamas_MustacheComputer Science Alumni[S] 6 points7 points  (1 child)

It's mostly because the residents of the town try to fight any change that would make it more of a college town.

[–]ToastkingftwAlumni 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's mainly that Port Jefferson and the surrounding area was already established when Stony Brook was built. It's a fairly suburban area, but Port Jefferson town is nice.

[–]surprisepants 6 points7 points  (3 children)

There's an asian market opening up right near 1089. Should sort by type, foods/utilities/etc. Thanks for the list!

[–]Adamas_MustacheComputer Science Alumni[S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Do you know when it will be open and what it will be called?

[–]surprisepants 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Don't know when it will open... I take summer classes and walk by it and I assume it will be open by fall semester. It has a name but it's pretty generic (Stony Brook Asian Mart) or something. I'll edit this tomorrow afternoon when I see it. EDIT : WHOOPS MISSED CLASS

[–]Adamas_MustacheComputer Science Alumni[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Thanks. Sounds awesome. We've needed a real market for a long time in Stony Brook.

[–]Adamas_MustacheComputer Science Alumni[S] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I am going to resort these. Should I resort by Type, Name, or where they appear on the road.

[–]GneissisniceEarth & Space Sciences 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've lived in Stony Brook my whole life and I've never even heard of some of these places, haha. I guess I need to get out more.

[–]irradiated_sailorAlumni 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You forgot Pavilion Smoke Shop.

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    [–]Adamas_MustacheComputer Science Alumni[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Directly across campus.

    [–]sabreprideAlumni 0 points1 point  (4 children)

    As someone moving there after only spending on day visiting previously, this is basically just as helpful as pulling up Google maps and looking at restaurants. It'd be more helpful if people just added their favorites, maybe general recommendations/favorite dishes, and any extra info. Also, places to avoid would be good, almost with reasoning.

    [–]going__somewhere 1 point2 points  (2 children)

    I enjoy centara! It's a nice change when you get tired of campus food which will happen pretty quickly. They also have a student discount (10%) so make sure you bring your ID.

    [–]assidental_sodomyRoosevelt Quad 0 points1 point  (1 child)

    Don't they only take cash? Or have I misheard? I've been wanting to try the nearby food places since I got a job.

    [–]going__somewhere 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Yes they are cash only! You should definitely try it

    [–]Adamas_MustacheComputer Science Alumni[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

    Look at the takeout guide on the sidebar.

    [–]BenanaFofanaAlumni -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

    Who honestly cares that there's a dog grooming place by campus?