The Village of Lindenhurst is moving to create more space for outdoor dining – including possible closures of some municipal parking lots – to allow patrons of local eateries to safely enjoy “eating out” as businesses continue to slowly reopen. Mayor Michael Lavorata and Trustee RJ Renna have been working with Lindenhurst eateries to temporarily allow restaurants to expand dining out onto public sidewalks, and into public spaces, through a streamlined administrative approval process.
The Town of Babylon IDA recently held a press conference to announce their “Babylon Is Back” program for re-opening Babylon businesses, and to endorse initiatives like this one in Lindenhurst. Pictured here is Trustee Renna addressing the public, along with (from left to right) Town Councilman Tony Martinez, Town Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Babylon IDA CEO Tom Dolan, Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce President Jo-Ann Boettcher, Mayor Michael Lavorata, Restoration Kitchen & Cocktails Owners Billy & Nicole Miller, and Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey.
Trustee Renna said, “I am excited to open up our sidewalks and parking lots, so we can enjoy summer with great food, great friends, and support the local businesses that make our Lindenhurst Village so special.”