Claudio’s Restaurant Sells
North Fork staple Claudio’s in Greenport, which had been on the market since 2015, has officially been sold. Though the details of who exactly – a liquor license application cited a limited liability company to be formed by David Weitz – will be taking over the longest continuously family owned and operated restaurant in the United States, it is certainly a new era for this 148-year-old business. Serving the local and tourism populations alike at the main Claudio’s restaurant, Claudio’s Clam Bar, and Crabby Jerry’s, this waterfront trifecta of eateries has been touted as one of the top destinations for seafood on the East End. The Claudio family confirmed on Facebook that the new owners will keep the names of the businesses, though exactly what comes next remains to be seen.
As part of the statement on behalf of the family reads: “Change is necessary for advancement and after being at the helm for 27 springs, summers and falls, we go confidently knowing the vision and drive of new ownership will allow future generations to experience and enjoy what our family has built over 147 years. Things will be different, but we are also pleased to share that some things will remain the same.”
Claudio’s will remain a permanent part of North Fork history, and we have only the best wishes for the family as they move onto new endeavors and for the new owners we look forward to learning more about. Stay tuned as we learn more about what the future holds for Claudio’s.
Photo courtesy of Claudio’s