Downtown Lindenhurst adds new picnic area


The Village of Lindenhurst has a new spot in town to enjoy al fresco dining.

Lindenhurst closed off a one-way road adjacent to the village’s gazebo and placed a dozen picnic tables and decorated the area with string lighting and flower pots.

“The businesses aren’t at 100% capacity yet, so we figured this would be able to aide in that,” said Lindenhurst Village trustee RJ Renna. “People can shop in the downtown and then order some food and then go to the gazebo, and just get out of the house — a change of scenery.”

The village has been working on this project, which has become known as the Downtown Project, for the last few days.

It has been a collaborative effort between the local government and Lindenhurst’s non-profit restaurant Restoration Kitchen who donated the tables.

The new dining area is 90-feet long and is on the corner of Wellwood and Hoffman avenues.

“We really wanted to go with a simple backyard feeling,” said Renna. “The reason why we selected that area of the street was because that was actually recommended in the walkability study to close that section of the road off and expand the gazebo.”

In the future, the village plans to use the new addition for upcoming events, such as a concert series.