Squiretown Owner Seeks Recipe for Improving Facade

Residents say the food is great, but the eatery's facade needs help.

In response to a recent outpouring of negative comments made about the facade of his three-year-old Hampton Bays eatery, Squiretown Restaurant owner Charles Bishop said he is working with the landlord of the building to make some positive changes.

"It is defiantly a sore spot for us," Bishop said of the facade. "because we have a lot of good intentions to remodel the outside, but like any business at this time, money is not allowing us to do it."

"We may not have an extra-large pile of money, but we are staying open and paying our bills and keeping people happy," said Bishop.

Bishop also said that as a tenant, there is only so much he can do to clean up the building.

"The front of the building is quite old and it's not in the best of shape. It is not a matter of going out one Saturday and painting it. There is wood siding and some old shingles underneath. It is a major engineering and construction project," he said.

However, the good news Bishop said is that with the help of some members of the new group, his landlord has opened his ears.

"They and I have been in contact with the landlord to negotiate a deal to get the front of the building repaired," said Bishiop. "I give a lot of credit to the Concerned Citizens."

Currently, Bishop, who says he tries his best to keep the outside of the building looking clean and tidy by sweeping daily and adding fresh flowers to the flower boxes, is looking into estimates for necessary repairs.

"I hope this turns out to be a success story. We need more people to put pressure on landlords," he said.

The comments about the restaurant's facade were made during a recent in which residents stood to log community issues that they feel need to be addressed. One of those issues was the state of Main Street.

Comments about Squiretown ran the gamut with residents saying the food is great, but the building is in shambles.

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joe hampton September 14, 2012 at 02:18 AM
It is about time
Park Slope September 14, 2012 at 08:04 PM
A small investment in a paint job would make the place more inviting and would pay for itself in no time and improve the look of Main Street.
jks September 14, 2012 at 09:06 PM
The restaurant is kept very neat and the food is very good, but some paint and elbow grease could make it more inviting and improve the look of Main Street. I am glad some people are working on this.
Barbara Adair September 15, 2012 at 07:57 AM
What's on the roof??? Can you remove the "billboard" looking facade, cont. the shake shingle roof & add 2 dormer windows to give the front a "Cape Cod" look. White paint, red door & wash the windows till they sparkle! Then send me a picture & I'll send you a recipe from our place out here in the West! All original, made from scratch & mouth watering great!!! Good luck , no matter what you do it's a hard business to be in!!! G.G.G.G. Granddaughter of j.Jessup! Nanabarbar@gmail.com
Barbara Adair September 15, 2012 at 07:59 AM
I forgot to say GOOD LUCK!!!!!!!!! ;)


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