Refined, tasteful, contemporary. These are words that may be used to describe a vineyard or a winery tasting room. But a beer tasting room? Not so much. That all changed last Friday when Hoptron Brewtique threw open its doors on West Main Street in Patchogue. Beer lovers of Long Island – you’ve just been served.
The Greene Turtle, a Maryland based sports bar and restaurant that has been expanding with franchises across the country is setting its sights on Long Island with a soon-to-open spot on Hempstead Turnpike in Franklin Square. This spot is the location of the old Boulder Creek and it will be re-branded to meet the specifics of The Greene Turtle.
Shake Shack, a virtual institution across New York City and most recently expanding across the country is setting its sights on Long Island with their new location, opening on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the new Gallery at Westbury Plaza shopping center located in Garden City.
From the owners of The Good Life in Massapequa Park and The Phoenix in Seaford will be the new Jam, also located in Massapequa Park. Coming soon, filling the spot of the old Town Florist, Jam is promising to be a breakfast spot that will be open daily form 6am – 3pm for those cravings that come early in the morning and last until the early afternoon. If this is anything like their other two spots, this 40-seater will be one to look out for.
Edit: Now Open for Business
Where the pet store Safari Stan’s once sat on Old Country Road, a new hotspot is getting ready to open. Now under construction and hiring waitresses and bartenders, Bottomz Up will likely be aligning themselves with the other nearby restaurants and bars that rely heavily on scantily clad servers (CANZaciti Roadhosue and Hooters, namely). Where they hope to step in front of their competition is the quality of their cuisine.
The Patio, which burst onto the scene last year and catered to those Long Islanders who love to eat and drink on the water, is reopening for the season this Thursday, April 12th. Located in the Freeport Inn and Marine, the restaurant and bar features an outdoor lounge area, a bar that opens its doors to the outside and a great food menu that will be sure to be even more popular this year as more people learn about it.
Fairway Market lovers can rejoice, as their beloved specialty supermarket will be opening up a second store on Long Island, to be located at the old Home Depot Expo spot in Westbury, which closed in 2009.
It’s been quite the year for La Bottega in Merrick. They went from having one store, to taking over their next door neighbor and expanding to completely closing within the span of a few months. Well, now we have a better idea of what is happening over at that street-level spot.
Energy Kitchen, the healthy fast food establishment is making its way out to Long Island from its New York City roots this week. Of four locations planned on the island, Syosset will be the first to throw open their doors.