Prohibition Port Jefferson is now under new ownership


It’s the end of an era, albeit a brief one, for Prohibition Port Jefferson founder, Lisa Harris.

After almost four years of ownership, Harris has decided to pass the torch to a new owner and devote more time to her family and other passions, she announced in a Facebook post.

Harris is leaving Prohibition Port Jefferson in the hands of Craig Comfort. However, she said she will continue to operate her other business in Port Jefferson, Torte Jeff Pie Co.

“Prohibition is a very special place,” she said. “I am proud of the business my team has built, and I know they look forward to serving you all for years to come.”

Comfort not only has the necessary experience, Harris said, but shares her vision and style for the restaurant, going forward.

Harris’ goal when she opened Prohibition was to build a unique culinary experience, and she said she feels she accomplished that.

Prohibition Port Jefferson attracted customers from all over Long Island, Connecticut, Nassau County and Queens, Harris added.

“It was always part of the plan to build Prohibition and grow it into a popular destination,” she said. “My favorite part of being an entrepreneur is the creative development of the brand and the start-up phase.”

Although it is a bittersweet farewell, Harris said she knew this day would come eventually, but she looks forward to watching Prohibition evolve.

“I’m excited to see what Craig does with the restaurant, and how he adds his own personal touch to it,” she said.

You can follow Prohibition Port Jefferson on Facebook for updates.

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