Chelsey Dulaney | Wall Street Journal

Stan Sommers was working the front desk at his Hair Above Salon in Glen Cove last week when a group of local officials and businessmen broke ground next door on the latest of Long Island’s real-estate developments near train stations.

Like many small-business owners in downtowns across Nassau and Suffolk counties, he is hoping the project will help revive areas devastated by the rise of regional shopping malls. Read more