Long Island trio set to open speakeasy-inspired Artemis in Ronkonkoma


A veritable dream team of well-known Long Island businessmen has joined forces to open a speakeasy-style bar at the mixed-use Station Yards complex in Ronkonkokma.

Artemis will be joining a growing list of other restaurants and retailers gobbling up space at Station Yards which, once complete, will encompass a full 195,000 square feet of retail space.

That’s not to mention 360,000 square feet of office space and 1,450 apartments.

All right across from the Long Island Rail Road station.

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Artemis, designed designed to be reminiscent of the secretive speakeasies of the 1920s and 30s, is the brainchild of Ed Fabian of Billie’s 1890 in Port Jeff, Brendan Mooney of the Fire Island Ferries and Shoreline Trading Company in Bay Shore, and Anthony Vero of Aurora Contractors.

It will measure nearly 2,100 square feet.

“We aim to delight with our artisan drinks and complement the experience with delectable light bites and unparalleled ambiance, perfect for a memorable date night or an evening out with friends or colleagues,” Fabian said in a statement announcing the lease signing.

Jimmy Coughlan, executive vice president at TRITEC, which is building Station Yards, said bringing Artemis to Station Yards “is particularly significant for TRITEC because it taps into historical aspects of Long Island, specifically in destinations where TRITEC has helped to revitalize.”

The bar’s namesake is a ship, The Artemis, which was an elusive and locally famous rum-running vessel during the Prohibition Era.

According to Mooney, the vessel met its demise in a high-speed chase with a Coast Guard Cutter Black Duck off of Orient Point — a story the team says ties into Mooney’s involvement with the Fire Island Ferries and Fabian’s connection to Port Jefferson.

What’s in store?

Artemis promotional flyer. (courtesy)

Artemis is preparing to open its doors in September.

The menu will feature both alcoholic and non-alcoholic creations, along with member liquor lockers, special access, private events, cocktail classes, tastings, and special events.

Artemis will be joining  Tap Room, Toast Coffee + Kitchen, Lucharitos, Great South Bay Brewery and other local businesses who have all lined up to open at Station Yards in Ronkonkoma.

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