Claudio’s Restaurant in Greenport, a National Historic Landmark that opened in 1870 and recognized as the longest continuously-family owned restaurant in the United States, has been sold, according to a news story posted by Southold Local yesterday. The legendary Greenport Village harborfront eatery, which is currently closed for the season, is in contract and the sale is expected to close in mid-February, says the report.
No word from the Claudio family yet on the official website, though the restaurant posted this on Twitter yesterday.
Back in October, The Suffolk Times broke the news that restaurateur Michael Barrett– who Hamptons residents might know by his association with Montauk’s Shagwong and Harlow East in Sag Harbor–had applied for a liquor license for the Claudio’s property. This year would mark the 146th season for the landmark seafood eatery.
Here’s my latest Post update — January 23. –HPG