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Nicky’s on the Bay says its final goodbyes to Bay Shore after 18 years

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It was a bittersweet day in Bay Shore.

Monday, Oct. 10, was Nicky’s on the Bay’s last day in business after almost two decades of operating in the Bay Shore Marina.

Nicky’s on the Bay owner Nick Parini announced last month the bayside restaurant would be changing hands. [Check back with greaterbayshore.com for updates on the new owners of the location.]

From noon-8 p.m., Parini and his team hosted a customer appreciation day, a final farewell and thank you to all who have supported Nicky’s on the Bay since its humble beginnings.

All food and drinks are 50 percent off, while supplies last, and the band Tradewinds join Nicky’s on the Bay one last time for a performance from 4-7 p.m. 

All proceeds from the last day will go to the kitchen staff as a thank you for all their hard work and dedication to Nicky’s all these years. 

Known for its spectacular views of the Great South Bay, rooftop dining, and an array of seafood, Nicky’s on the Bay quickly became a go-to waterfront dining destination on the island.

Many of those who came to grab a drink at the bar or lunch with their loved ones reminisced on all the good times they shared at Nicky’s and wished owner Parini nothing but the best in the future.

Parini told GreaterBayShore he felt “so blessed” to see how packed out the restaurant was upon opening and how beautiful the weather turned out to be for the special day.

Scroll down for photos from Nicky’s on the Bay’s last day of business.

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Top: Nicky’s on the Bay’s owner Nick Parini. . All photos by Ana Borruto.