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Claudio’s to re-open after sale falls through

Claudio’s Restaurant has announced that they will reopen for the 2017 season after a potential sale “did not end successfully.”

“At this point, many people know we had listed Claudio’s for sale for the first time ever and have been actively engaged with an interested group for the last year or so,” said Bill Claudio in a statement.  “Those discussions did not end successfully.”

Beatsy Tuthill, Bill and Janice Claudio and Kathy Claudio, who own Claudio’s Restaurant, Claudio’s Clam Bar and Crabby Jerry’s will mark their 28th year running the family businesses.

“This period has allowed us to take a step back and really focus on what we want to see in the future of the property.” said Tuthill. “We’re looking forward to bringing some of those visions to life in the coming year.”

The restaurant, which opened its doors as Claudio’s Tavern in 1870, is listed on the National Historic Register and is recognized by the National Restaurant Association as the oldest, same-family run restaurant in the United States.

Coming up this summer will be seasonally changing menus with a focus on locally sourced products from Long Island’s farmland, vineyards and its surrounding waters, the statement said.

A full line of summer music is planned for the Clam Bar and special events, parties and group packages are available for booking.

Claudio’s Restaurant will open on April 6 and is currently taking reservations for the annual Opening Party on April 7th where happy hour wine and beer will be available for $1.47 from 4 to 6, a penny for every year in business. Claudio’s Clam Bar will open its dockside doors on April 27 followed by casual eatery Crabby Jerry’s on May 25. For more information, visit www.claudios.com.