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No More No. 1 Chinese (Empty in Port Jefferson)

Chinese food restaurant on East Main Street closed.

Downtown Port Jefferson has but until a few weeks ago, there was only one take-out Chinese food restaurant.

Now there isn’t even that.

The aptly named occupying a very visible location on the corner of East Main Street and East Broadway has closed up shop. You’ll have to travel to Little Hong Kong in Upper Port Jefferson for the closest take-out Chinese restaurant now.

In the meantime, we’d like to know what you want to see open up in this prime spot at 106 East Main Street in the village. The building is listed by Cardinal Realty and the sale price is listed as $499,000 with taxes at $6,845 annually. There is office space on second floor.

Share your ideas in the comments below.

Earl September 11, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Not sure how big that place is, but a nice hibachi place would be cool in PJ.
Chris S September 12, 2012 at 01:44 PM
A butcher or fish store again would be a good resident useful thing to have, even a hardware store if space permitted in that building. I don't know if it could compete with supermarkets or Home Depot, but, I would be willing to spend the little extra to keep the money in the village.
Yvonne Affronti September 12, 2012 at 04:49 PM
Most of us "down-porters" don't even realize there IS a Chinese restaurant uptown, can't think of the name, and I understand they DO deliver.
Pam September 17, 2012 at 01:39 PM
I would love to see a clean place that is architecturally accurate. Hibachi or Chinese, fish store or hardware store all sounds great to me as long as the that terrible facade is replaced with clapboard and windows with wood dividers. No more vinyl siding and fake windows in a village that SHOULD maintain the charming character it once had. In the last five years I have seen the destruction of this village's beautiful buildings. I was so disappointed when the old village chairs and wares storefront was destroyed. The house across from it also replaced original porch railings with common Home Depot spindles. These changes really change the feel of the village especially that everyone is making them. Where is the historical society when you need them?
Chris S September 17, 2012 at 10:06 PM
I think you are confusing the historical society with a historical district which that area is not. You are absolutely right though, we have lost alot of our village character, and what you speak of would be very nice to see. If you want to see the original character of Port Jefferson, go down to the historical society. They have a great display inside the Mather House Museum and make sure you visit the out buildings too. Lovers of Port Jeff history are in for treat.

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