During a brief Westhampton Beach Village Board meeting on Thursday evening, the village board approved a much-anticipated special exception permit, submitted by the owner of the Beach Bakery Simon Jorna.
With an approval in hand, Jorna says he will begin a renovation project that will result in the conversion of his 12-seat bakery into a 32-seat luncheonette.
Jorna's attorney, J. Brandford Kenealy, said the project will take about seven months to complete, with a grand reopening Memorial Day weekend.
Work, he said, is expected to start as soon as building permits are in place, which will be around the beginning of November.
"We have a few more documents to file first," said Brandford.
The improvements, according to the village, will put the bakery in compliance with a number of code violations that were issued in relation to an apartment above the bakery.
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