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Variance Sought For New Restaurant Plan in Port Jefferson Village

Property was once home to the Suffolk County Water Authority and a bank.

New owners are looking to convert the property at 116 West Broadway into a restaurant, according to minutes of the August planning board meeting. An application in with the village’s planning department is seeking a variance to build a 2,165 square foot restaurant in its place. The plan calls for 18 parking space and the requested variances include insufficient parking, oversized restaurant and location within 400 feet of another restaurant.

The application is listed as Martin Levine of Eldorado Holding Corp. There is no contact information for the company and it is unknown if it’s related to Eldorado American Grill on Route 347 in Port Jefferson Station.

The property is adjacent to the Port Jefferson Ferry bordering the Brookhaven Town war memorial park on the west and is neighbors to the Chamber of Commerce "Roe House" building on the east side.

An email sent to the Port Jefferson Village Planning Department was not returned at the time of the writing of this article for comment. We will follow up on this as more information becomes available.

Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Isn't that a Brookhaven parking lot?...How can they just build and then take 18 spaces?...
Earl September 25, 2012 at 02:38 AM
I think there is a small area behind that building that is not part of the town lot.
jay September 25, 2012 at 12:29 PM
18 free parking spots.you have to pay to park anywhere down there now,even if u live there.
Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Yeah, just realized that this eatery would have free parking spaces when ALL they others in town have none...Customers have to use the metered lots...Hmmmm, how is that fair?.... Jay, if you live in the town you are eligible for a "free pass" which allows you to mark without paying...
Earl September 25, 2012 at 01:50 PM
What is with the rule no restaurant within 400 feet of another? Aren't McDonalds and the old Dockside (sorry its changed so many times I can't keep track anymore) within 400 feet of each other? Its better than an empty building. Competition can also only force them all to offer better products.
diamond September 25, 2012 at 03:48 PM
The planning board has approved many restaurants within 400 feet of each other as far as parking is concerned the board does what ever it wants to, They follow the lead of the Mayor and her Board of Trustees Diamond
Mels Ditties September 25, 2012 at 05:13 PM
If I owned / operated a restaurant that doesn't have their own non-metered parking I wouldn't be a happy camper about this...

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