LINDENHURST, NY, March 12, 2018: On Monday, March 12, 2018, Legislator Kevin McCaffrey attended a Lindenhurst Village downtown revitalization event with Lindenhurst Village officials, including Mayor Mike Lavorata, Deputy Mayor Maryanne Weckerle and trustees Joan Masterson and RJ Renna. The event was held to showcase various revitalization initiatives and grants being used to make Lindenhurst’s downtown more viable for business and to grow the tax base.
Also at the meeting were representatives of government, the community, business and advocacy, including representatives of Senators Boyle and Brooks and Assemblywoman Kimberley Jean-Pierre. Lindenhurst Chamber of Commerce President JoAnn Boettcher and Vision Long Island Director Eric Alexander also attended and spoke.
“I am proud to have been a part of the Lindenhurst revitalization efforts as a member of the Village Board and to be continuing my work as a Legislator,” said McCaffrey. “The $200,000 grant we secured for a walkability study and these other efforts are the building blocks of big things happening here in the village.”
Also speaking at the event were owners of new businesses coming into Lindenhurst. One person is in the process of opening Long Island’s first Meadery, which is where wine is made from honey. Meade is one of the newest trends in the craft alcohol industry.
Three restaurants were referenced at the event also, which will feature American Cuisine and organic food. A new catering hall is being brought into the village by someone who was a part of revitalization efforts in Harlem and is now bringing that experience and expertise to Lindenhurst.
“The walkability of Lindenhurst is about to get a significant upgrade, which will further the family friendly and accessible community we are working to build here in Lindenhurst,” said McCaffrey. “The pride and vision of many people in the Village are what is driving this initiative forward at its current force and pace.”
Most of the restaurants and businesses are slated to open in Lindenhurst in 2018. The walkability study happening as a result of the $200,000 Suffolk County grant is also designated to be finished this year.
Legislator McCaffrey represents Suffolk County’s 14th Legislative District which encompasses the Village of Lindenhurst, Babylon Village, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon and Babylon’s barrier beach communities.