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Marriott, Briad Group double down in Central Islip

By GREGORY ZELLER // Marriott International and an industrious franchisee have opened another innovation-packed, 125-room hotel in surprisingly central Central Islip. At first blush, the small hamlet of about 35,000 people – a predominantly urban center occupying the lower spectrum of the economic middle ground, with a 20-acre industrial park and a working-class attitude – doesn’t automatically register as a travel destination. But if Central Islip, tucked into the middle of the Town of Islip,…