New restaurant planned
Published 10:27 pm Friday, April 8, 2016
The owners of two upscale restaurants in North Suffolk have plans to open a third eatery on the banks of Bennett’s Creek next year.
Teresa and Brian Mullins, owners of Vintage Tavern in Governor’s Pointe and River Stone Chophouse in Harbour View, bought roughly eight acres on Bennett’s Creek on Dec. 15, 2015.
According to city records, Mullins’ company, BC Marina LLC, paid $536,000 for three parcels of waterfront property, which for decades was home to Bennett’s Creek Restaurant & Marina. Over the years, the low-lying, creekside restaurant regularly flooded during nor’easters and hurricanes, forcing it to close down for months at a time.
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The adjacent parcels purchased by BC Marina include 7.3 acres that includes the marina at 3305 Ferry Road; a .19-acre parcel at 3301 Ferry Road; and a .39-acre lot at 3356 Ferry Road.
Over the next few months, construction crews will begin tearing down the existing structures on the property, Mullins said. Until more details are ironed out, Teresa Mullins said they will not release specific information the upcoming project.
“We do have plans to revive the area with a new restaurant and marina, bringing it back to its heyday,” Mullins said.
“A family-style seafood restaurant … that will serve lunch and dinner seven days a week will be constructed overlooking Bennett’s Creek,” she said. “Expect to see lots of windows to take advantage of the view and an upstairs area for private dining affairs.
“The marina will be updated and improved to provide slips for transient boaters. It is expected to handle 50 to 55 boats and will have amenities such as power and bath houses for boaters.”
Construction will take at least a year to complete, Mullins said.