27A Brewery owners are the first to lease a spot at The Wel in Lindenhurst


Lindenhurst’s new $103 million, 260-unit apartment complex, The Wel, saw its first tenants move in late last month.

And if you’re from Lindenhurst you probably know them.

It’s lifelong Lindy residents and high school sweethearts Ryan Cooke and Melissa Bates-Cooke, who also own 27A Brewing Company in the downtown.

The two, who recently married, moved into a one-bedroom unit at The Wel on June 30.

And they’ve loved everything about it thus far.

“It feels like a sanctuary,” said Melissa. “It feels like we are staying at a five-star hotel.”

The two toyed with the idea of homeownership, but they figured it wouldn’t be a great idea for them with their growing business in town.

“After moving into [27A] and getting really involved in the village, owning a house was just not a thing we could focus on,” said Melissa. The couple opened the brewery in 2019 at 173 North Wellwood Avenue.

Melissa and Ryan got a glimpse of The Wel earlier this year when the complex invited local business owners for a tour.

They instantly fell in love with it.

“We were like ‘Yes! Where can we sign up?” Melissa said.

It also happens to be a short, five-minute walk to work for them both.

Some of the couple’s favorite parts of The Wel, which is in Phase 1 of its leasing, is the apartment’s natural lighting, the array of amenities and the view.

“We overlook the creek, walking bridge and courtyard,” said Ryan, “it’s beautiful.”

To learn more about The Wel and its pricing, visit them online here.


Photo: Ryan Cooke and Melissa Bates-Cooke at The Wel in Lindenhurst. (Credit: Andrew Theodorakis/Yellow House Images)