First a flood, then a fire for Merrick Road business

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“I felt like I went into another state, the devastation,” said Christina Piekut, the center’s senior designer. “But we couldn’t let it get to us. People needed our help.”

Fortunately, Piekut had wrapped computers and clients’ files in plastic and made sure they were up high before the storm, enabling the design center to get up and running once Salcedo found the new space at Republic Lighting.

“We’re almost back to full capacity in terms of our resources,” Satnick said. “We do what we say we’re going to do, and we stand by our work.”

The Dakota Design Center

and P.S. Micaza Interiors

Address: Temporarily located at Republic Lighting, 2355 Merrick Road, Bellmore

Telephone: (516) 377-3440


Email: or

Hours: Tuesdays to Fridays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday evenings by appointment.

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