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Sertinos Closing Final; Item Auction Set for Wednesday

The final date open was Oct. 28.

The final efforts to bring in a partner and save Sertinos Cafe have fallen through and the West Main Street eatery is now closed.

The official closing date was Oct. 28.

Owner Craig Lowenthal said after posting on Facebook that the location would be closing that two potential partners emerged and he would meet with them Oct. 26, the Friday before the scheduled Oct. 28 closing date.

Sertinos Manager Danielle Saeger said Monday afternoon that no partnership came to fruition and that items in the store would be auctioned off Wednesday. Registration for the auction is at 11:45 a.m., items being auctioned off could be seen at noon and the auction will begin at 1 p.m.

Sertinos opened on West Main Street in Smithtown to the public Aug. 14 of last year, the first location of the chain to be opened in New York.

Lowenthal could not be reached for comment by time of publication.

Jacqueline Milo November 06, 2012 at 02:31 PM
I think there are many people who like the serve yourself...especially under certain circumstances. McDonald's seems to flourish in whatever location they are. Southside Fish had awful food...that was their problem, not the self serve issue.
Howard November 06, 2012 at 02:51 PM
As I have said repeatedly, the Town of Smithtown refuses to invest in the downtown area and this is a result. Nobody comes to downtown Smithtown as a place to spend their time. Smithtown needs something downtown, I have suggested a park with permenant bandshell and weekly concerts. This would bring people into the downtown area to spend money at the downtown establishments. Unfortunately the town has rejected any such investment.
smithtownmom November 06, 2012 at 04:30 PM
its hard to have a "downtown" with family establishments that would encourage leisurely strolls through town combined with a nice shopping with cars travelling at high rates of speed just a few feet from pedestrians. If you look at any successful "main street" cars are kept at a low rate of speed.....Its not an inviting area to go shopping. This is truly a shame with all the empty storefronts - there's so much potential. Also, the town should encourage some brand name stores to open their businesses....GAP, a toy store, childrens clothing store, trader joes, etc.....
June Murray November 14, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Smithown would do very well if they set the town up like a real town. The big Shopping Centers they have take away from a town feel. The Shopping Centers should be converted into small cobblestone blocks, which would give the town a quaint look and be conducive to shopping.
vincent December 07, 2012 at 02:55 AM
Unfortunately this place was very "been there done that" almost a copycat of several restaurants mashed into one and done rather underpar. All this goes to show is that, to succeed one must be original and forward thinking.


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