CENTER MORICHES - A ?beautification project? is upsetting some business owners in Center Moriches.

Dozens of businesses on Main Street are complaining that for months their sidewalks and curbs have been torn up, and that foot traffic is not coming in.

The owners of Sweet Jenni?s Bake Shop met with Brookhaven Town Councilman Dan Panico to say the $3 million project is a month behind schedule and ruining their income.

Many business owners also say the project contractor, Bove Construction, promised to have the work completely finished, but now have been told the traffic tie-ups and limited parking will go on thru mid-July.