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Italian restaurant Seven Sundays to replace Sunny Buffet in downtown Bay Shore

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Editor’s note: Our original story, first published Oct. 10, has since been updated on Nov. 8 for accuracy.


A new Italian restaurant is planned to fill the space left behind by Sunny Buffet, a Chinese restaurant that had served downtown Bay Shore for more than two decades.

The Town of Islip Planning Board has approved a site plan application under the name Seven Sundays to fill the vacant Sunny Buffet at the corner of Shore Lane and East Main Street.

[Note: A prior paragraph here has been removed for accuracy.]

While it is not clear when the restaurant will open, renovations are sure to be no easy feat.

The existing two-story building is “in not very good shape,” Eugene De Nicola, a Sayville attorney representing the applicants, told the board. Plus, the application calls for the construction of a 600-square-foot glass addition adjacent to a new outdoor garden area to beautify Shore Lane.

The full-service, sit-down restaurants will have 140 seats, including 12 at the bar area. And this is only the plans for the ground floor.

The second story of the two-story mixed-use structure will contain four new appartments.

De Nicola explained to the planning board the second floor currently features an apartment containing 10 bedrooms which he described as “a boarding house.” Renovations will divide the nearly 4,000-square-foot second story into two two-bedroom and two one-bedroom apartments.

Top photo: The vacant Sunny Buffet. (GreaterLongIsland.com file photo)