Southold Town Planning Board discusses North Fork Shack plan

12/02/2014 10:00 AM |
Samy Sabil (left) and Ryan Flatley sit before the Southold Town Planning Board at a meeting Monday afternoon. The pair of caterers are hoping to open a take-out restaurant in Southold next spring. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Samy Sabil (left) and Ryan Flatley sit before the Southold Town Planning Board at a meeting Monday afternoon. The pair of caterers are hoping to open a take-out restaurant in Southold next spring. (Credit: Paul Squire)

Two local caterers are planning to turn a former machine shop in Southold into a take-out restaurant.

Samy Sabil and Ryan Flatley, owners of Creative Courses Catering in Southold, are proposing to open North Fork Shack on Route 48 near Sparkling Pointe winery.

During Southold Town Planning Board’s work session on Monday, Mr. Sabil and Mr. Flatley, who’ve also worked at North Fork Table & Inn in Southold, said they began plans for the 16-seat restaurant last summer and are now seeking permits to renovate the space.

North Fork Shack will feature fresh seafood and an “eclectic” mix of local foods and produce and would operate separately from their catering business, Mr. Sabil said.

“We’ve been catering for a while and we wanted to make it a fun place for locals and people visiting,” Mr. Sabil said. “It’s just a great location.”

The footprint of the nearly 550-square-foot building would not changed, they said, though a walk-in freezer would be added behind the building.

Town planner Brian Cummings said the site plan includes adequate parking spaces and proper set-backs.

The Planning Board is expected to continue discussing the application at its next meeting on Dec. 15.

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