The Beechwood Organization founder and CEO, Michael Dubb, was joined by special guests in a street naming ceremony to honor the late Charles B. Wang on Thursday, June 3 at Country Pointe in Plainview.
The main entrance roadway to Country Pointe in Plainview is named Charles B. Wang Boulevard in recognition of Mr. Wang’s vision which laid the groundwork for Beechwood to develop the 143-acre Country Pointe in Plainview, where Long Island residents continue to live, work, shop and play in the Town of Oyster Bay.
Guests of honor Nancy Li and Cameron Wang, the wife and son of Charles Wang, were joined by guest speakers Jon Ledecky, co-owner, New York Islanders; Laura Curran, Nassau County Executive; Arnold Drucker, Nassau County Legislator; and Joseph Saladino, Town of Oyster Bay Supervisor.
Michael Dubb, founder and CEO of The Beechwood Organization, who proposed the street renaming, said:
“Charles was one of Long Island’s great visionaries. He was an international businessman and philanthropist who loved his home on Long Island and in the Town of Oyster Bay. Best known for keeping the Islanders ice hockey team playing on Long Island, he also laid the groundwork for Long Island residents to have a beautiful place to live, work, shop and play at Country Pointe in Plainview.
“Without his patience and vision, there would be no Country Pointe in Plainview. Starting in 1999, when Charles bought the land from the Town, and before Beechwood bought it from him, he had many long days and hard battles seeding much of what you see across this 143-acre property — new homes, a new retail plaza and a new commitment to recreational open space. We want to honor Charles by having his name grace the entranceway of the finest lifestyle and mixed-use community on Long Island today.”
Guest speaker Nassau County Executive Laura Curran stated, “Charles Wang was never afraid to dream big, and we’ll never forget his tireless efforts to ensure the Islanders stayed on Long Island. His life work left our County a better place, and Nassau is proud to recognize Charles’ many contributions to our communities with this fitting honor.”